Coming Home


This movie, wow.

Slight spoilers ahead, be warned.

It’s kind of a Romantic Comedy, set in the backdrop of the Vietnam War.

The Fonda-Voigt couple (smoldering chemistry) has so many obstacles to overcome. I mean, their first meeting is when they collide and she gets soiled by his urine-filled colostomy bag.

Many more obstacles follow: she’s married and she still loves her husband. He carries around the darkness of the war.

Oh, and, having been wounded in combat, he’s mostly in a wheelchair and can feel nothing from the waist down.

Their lovemaking scene is spectacular.

There is a spare simplicity about Ashby’s films. This one might be my favorite. He had a damn good run throughout the 70’s, but I think what this has, that perhaps Harold and Maude and Being There didn’t (don’t get me wrong, they’re damn good, too), was a phenomenal screenplay by Waldo Salt (Midnight Cowboy).

Great ending, too. Everyone, in their own way, comes home.

About kartiksingh

I have been living in Paris, France since 1996. I was born to Sikh parents who immigrated to the USA. I grew up outside of Kansas City, and at 18 went to Washington DC with the intention of becoming a diplomat. Five years later, I arrived in Paris and found my life purpose: to make films that bring hope, insight, and inspiration to the world. My debut feature film Callback premieres in September 2010 in New York. For more details on where you can see my films, look for me at
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