Chilly Scenes of Winter

1979

Comedy / Drama / Romance

1
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 1056

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Synopsis


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Cast

Frances Bay as Mrs. Delillo
Jerry Hardin as Mr. Patterson
Mary Beth Hurt as Laura
720p.BLU
875.69 MB
1280*688
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by shark-43 9 / 10

Funny, Powerful Film On Obsession

This is one of my favorite films and the lead performance by John Heard is sterling. It is one of the most honest, heartbreaking performances I have ever seen on someone's obsession with another person. Heard plays a state government worker who happens to meet a pretty girl who is on the rebound. They have amazing times together until she decides to move back in with her husband and the young stepdaughter (who she misses). Heard won't let it be over and plans and plots on various ways to get her back. The film is based on Ann Beattie's brilliant novel, CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER (which is the title the movie was released as). I prefer that title to the generic HEAD OVER HEELS. I own a copy of this film and have watched it so many times. Aside from Heard, there is an amazing cast of supporting players: the late, great Ken McMillian, Gloria Grahame (as his crazy mother), Peter Riegert as his deadbeat friend and even Mary Beth Hurt gives a strong performance (I'm not usually a fan of hers). This movie is worth seeking out.

Reviewed by raymond_chandler 9 / 10

the highs and lows are REAL

I have always loved this film, ever since I first saw it in its re-release as "CSOW" in 1982. I have never seen the "Head Over Heels" version, thankfully. What really hit me then was the parallel to an obsessive love affair I had just experienced. I was dumped by a woman I met at work, and it was several months before I got over it. I had an unfulfilling, drab office job, and an unemployed roommate sharing a house with me.

As a film, what makes this so special is its lack of pretense. The characters are as flawed as they are lovable. The relationship between Charles and his mother is as unsettling as it is comical. Even though Charles is a self-obsessed jerk, his simple devotion to the one wonderful, transcendent thing in his life - the love he and Laura shared - is endearing. He is not so much a stalker as someone who simply cannot bear the thought of returning to the uneventful, empty life he knew before Laura.

Reviewed by valerieh-1 10 / 10

This could have been a cult film if it were marketed correctly

I, for one, love Head Over Heels more than the newer release of CSOW. I loved the choices the director made with camera angles in telling the story - halting to allow the protagonist to talk directly to the camera. It was a brilliant and witty film, and Heard was so good I actually felt his pain of pining away over a lost love. There was so many memorable characters in addition to Charles' mom: the stepfather; the office worker, Betty; the boss; the roommate; the sister and her fiancé; Laura's ex-husband.

I loved this movie, and I would love to get a copy of the original Head Over Heels version. I liked the original ending much better.

Why this movie didn't win a plethora of awards is beyond me.

Valerie

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