Cactus Flower
First screened in May 2016
Director: Gene Saks. Cast: Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, Goldie Hawn, Rick Lenz, Jack Weston, Vito Scotti, Eve Bruce, Irene Hervey, Irwin Charone. Screenplay: I.A.L. Diamond (based on the stage play by Abe Burrows, itself adapted from the play Fleur de cactus by Pierre Barillet and Jean-Pierre Grédy).

Twitter Capsule: Not an obvious use of Bergman, but at least she rises [sic] to the occasion. Not an obvious use of cinema, either.

VOR:   Has its entertaining moments, mostly care of Bergman or Hawn, though even they get stuck shoveling muck. Mostly makes you glad these aren't your friends, or your sexual politics.

Photo © 1969 Columbia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Supporting Actress: Goldie Hawn

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Ingrid Bergman
Best Supporting Actress: Goldie Hawn
Most Promising Newcomer (Female): Goldie Hawn
Best Original Song: "The Time for Love Is Any Time"

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