Swing Shift
First screened in July 2016
Director: Jonathan Demme. Cast: Goldie Hawn, Christine Lahti, Kurt Russell, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Sudie Bond, Patty Maloney, Holly Hunter, Lisa Pelikan, Susan Peretz, Dennis Fimple, Charles Napier, Roger Corman, Stephen Tobolowsky. Screenplay: Nancy Dowd (as Rob Morton).

Twitter Capsule: Odd couple friendship-turned-borderline love affair between Hawn and Lahti works impressively. Otherwise too familiar.

VOR:   Mostly serves today as a cautionary tale of how a rumored-to-be-great film can get ruined by star and studio influence. Signs still flicker of a vital, offbeat wartime study.

Photo © 1984 TriStar Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Christine Lahti

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Supporting Actress: Christine Lahti

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actress (Lahti)

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