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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tall Story DVD Review

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Tall Story DVD Review

Synopsis: Jane Fonda wants a man she can look up to: a basketball player. In her debut movie, Fonda plays a college coed with a clear-cut goal: convince all-American hoopster Anthony Perkins that a bachelor’s degree doesn’t mean unmarried! From the moment the future two-time Academy Award® winner* spins her bicycle across campus (and headlong into two professors) to the romantic fadeout, it’s clear she possesses that quality called starpower. Footlight legend and longtime Fonda family friend Joshua Logan directed this frisky farce. The polished supporting cast includes the always engaging Ray Walston, Anne Jackson and Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Marc Connelly (recreating his Tony®-nominated Broadway turn). Fonda has grown into an extraordinarily tall Hollywood legend. And it all started with her in Tall Story. * Best Actress for Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978).

Review: Tall Story markes the feature film debut of the now legendary Jane Fonda.   She is famous for her liberated woman persona, but that has yet to form in this early work in which she co-stars with the eerie Anthony Perkins.   This film is essentially a sports drama.   The film centers around a player that is conned into trouble over some Russian gamblers.  In the backround, Fonda is busy husband hunting and scheming.  This movie is kinda crazy, but a lot of fun. 

Interest Range: Comedy, Drama, Sports