On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

Streaming Video - 1982
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The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage.
Publisher: [United States] : Cinedigm : Made available through hoopla, 1982
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 109 min.)) : sd., col

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Monolith
Jun 04, 2012

Ethel: "Hey, I met the nicest couple!" Norman: "Huh? Where?" Ethel: "In the woods!" Norman: "A couple of people?" Ethel: "No, a couple of antelope. Of course, a couple of people. Their name is Migliori, I believe." Norman: "Migliori? What sorta name is that?" Ethel: "I don't know, darling. Italian, I suppose. They're up from Boston." Norman: "They speak English?" Ethel: "Of course they speak English. They're a nice middle-aged couple, just like us." Norman: "If they're just like us, they're not middle-aged." Ethel: "Of course they are!" Norman: "Middle-aged means the 'middle', Ethel. Middle of life. People don't live to be a hundred and fifty!" Ethel: "Well... we're at the far edge of middle age, that's all." Norman: "We're not, you know. We're not middle-aged. You're old, and I'm ancient!" Ethel: "Oh, poop!"

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Jun 04, 2012

Bill Ray (Senior): "Oh, um... are there any bears around here?" Norman: "Oh, sure. Black bears and, grizzlies. One came along here last month and ate an old lesbian."

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Jun 04, 2012

Ethel: "You mustn't let Norman upset you, Billy. He wasn't yelling at you, you know." Billy Ray: "Sounds like he is yelling at me." Ethel: "No... he was yelling at life." Billy Ray: "What the heck does that mean?" Ethel: "Oh... well, it means he's like an old lion, he has to remind himself that he can still roar... Billy... sometimes... you have to look hard, at a person, and remember, that he's doing the best he can... He's just trying to find his way, that's all. Just like you."

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Monolith
Jun 04, 2012

Ethel: "You know, Norman, you really are the sweetest man in the world, but I'm the only one who knows it."

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Jun 04, 2012

Ethel: "Chelsea, you have a great, big, chip on your shoulder, which is very unattractive. It is. It is. You stay away for years at a time; you never come home unless I beg you to, and when you do - all you can do is be disagreeable about the past - what's the point? Don't you think that everyone looks back on their childhood with a certain amount of bitterness and regret about something? It doesn't have to ruin your life, darling. You're a big girl, now. Aren't you tired of it all? Bore, bore, bore. Life marches by, Chels. I suggest you get on with it."

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Billy Ray: A canoe! Just like the Indians used.
Norman: Actually, the Indians used a different grade of aluminum.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Chelsea Thayer Wayne: It just seems like we've been mad at each other for so long...
Norman: I didn't think we were mad; I just thought we didn't like each other.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Norman: "Ethel Thayer." It sounds like I'm lisping, doesn't it?

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Billy Ray: So, I heard you turned 80 today.
Norman: Is that what you heard?
Billy Ray: Yeah. Man, that's really old.
Norman: You should meet my father.
Billy Ray: Your father's still alive?
Norman: No, but you should meet him.

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LuvReadingStuff
Nov 29, 2015

A sweet movie that I had't watched in quite a few years.

coneyisland67 Apr 15, 2015

It was a delightful movie to watch. The movie is a classic.

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garycornell
Oct 16, 2014

I go along with the Golden Globe Awards for 1982 that awarded "On Golden Pond" the Best Picture Award, Best Actor Award, and Best Screenplay Award. Henry Fonda is definitely the star of "On Golden Pond" though Katherine Hepburn is right there by his side most of the film. They are one of films greatest star pairings in that they really do look like they are married to each other. You loose yourself in their roles as Mr. and Mrs. Norman Thayer. By the way, at the Academy Awards in 1982 "On Golden Pond" was given the Best Actor Award, Best Actress Award, and Best Screenplay. The director of this inspiring movie was Mark Rydell.
"On Golden Pond" looks like the ideal place for your Golden Years. The Thayers have their entire family visit for Norman Thayer's birthday. Fonda and Hepburn prove that age need not prevent Hollywood from writing scripts for the older generation. "On Golden Pond" was a box office hit with all ages because of the great script written by Ernest Thompson first as a play and then a screenplay. Why not watch one of Hollywood's proudest accomplishments "On Golden Pond". You will be glad you did!
P.S. KCLS only has two copies and there are 7 holds at the moment. Please be patient, the movie will be worth the wait.

mrsgail5756 Sep 19, 2012

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. “Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box”.

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Bookworm39
Sep 13, 2012

Very Good Indeed, one of the best movies I ever watched. Brings back memories of going to Arran Lake with my late parents and brother. The great times we had. A movie you never grow tired of.

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Monolith
Jun 04, 2012

This is a really sweet, poignant film. Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn were legendary, bred from rare stock. Henry is depicted as a miserable old codger, unable to show any warmth. His daughter was quoted as saying that was his true self; that he came from a generation that didn't/couldn't say "I love you." I can relate. My late father was cut from the same cloth. Hardworking, lived through the Great Depression, tough as nails. Hepburn was no slouch, either. She ACTUALLY DOVE INTO THE POND, during the boating accident scene! She was SEVENTY FOUR years old, for crying out loud! Unreal. As for the story, those two were magical together. Norman was hilarious, sad, frightened. Tough to get old. Ethel was adorable, patient, wise. The 'glue' that held it all together. Unfortunately, I found the smart-mouthed, disrespectful 13 year old boy irritating. And I would've liked to have seen the screenwriter and/or the director explore the Fonda father/daughter relationship a helluva lot more.

Veepea Jan 03, 2012

A touching movie, but Henry Fonda is just so very grumpy! Open up!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

When I first saw this I was expecting a very boring movie. All I thought about this was a couple of old people sitting around talking at some cabin. I was way off. This film is quite the opposite. This movie is well worth watching. Henry Fonda is excellent and made me laugh really hard with his sarcastic answers to many questions. I do believe Jane Fonda was not in the film enough. Of course I can't go without mentioning Katherine Hepburn. She is one of the greats and this film is proof of that.

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Mar 27, 2011

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Mar 27, 2011

The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea -- whom they haven't seen for years -- feels she must be there for Norman's birthday. She and her fiance are on their way to Europe the next day but will be back in a couple of weeks to pick up the fiance's son. When she returns Chelsea is married and her stepson has the relationship with her father that she always wanted. Will father and daughter be able to communicate at last?

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