In all fairness to you and this amazing cast you need an extremely talented actor for this role and not a poor singer. Voight had participated in the anti-war movement, and was a friend of Fonda, who was instrumental in helping him land the role, even though he had fallen from popularity since his Midnight Cowboy day. There was the scene when Fonda tries to wake him up after he was up all night partying with his friends in the house, and she discovers a gun in his hand. Do you all recall that Dern accidentally shot himself with a gun while walking to the shower when he was in Vietnam? However, having two out of the three soldier characters in the movie commit suicide is too many. While working there she meets Luke Jon Voigt , a crippled veteran who will challenge her take on life, war and patriotism. Right before he left for Nam? Now she gets to live with John Voight because her husband conveniently committed suicide. This film could feel idiosyncratic to the time right after Vietnam, but this film is honest about the effects of war, which makes it a timeless film.
When her husband comes home, a love triangle develops between the three characters. Eventually, Luke is released from the hospital, and, newly mobile with his own wheelchair, begins to rebuild his life. So maybe his drowning was meant to be provocative in some way? But why does it end with Fonda going shopping and Bruce Dern stripping down and swimming in the ocean? She knew him vaguely before; he was the captain of the football team at her high school. Wouldn't it make more sense to have him shoot himself? Bob discovers Sally's affair from Army Intelligence, who have been spying on Luke since the gate incident, and both Sally and Luke agree that Sally should try to patch things up with Bob. She is also transformed by him and her outlook on life starts to change. I think you dealt with that very well.
Loneliness, solitude, permanent injury, unfaithfulness, war itself on all fronts of life and the deeper wounds life an inflict on an individual. Sally volunteers and while there she runs into an acquaintance from high school, Luke Martin Jon Voight. The film starts with Dern running, and ends with him running albeit briefly - his destination has changed, as he is no longer the same person. He does, too soon, having accidentally wounded himself, and discovers from Army Intelligence what his wife has been up to. Thanks for explaining it so well.
Makes a comment about his lighting a barbecue, how long it's been, etc. Do a Shot: every time you laugh Luke is pretty funny when he starts to enjoy life again. While rehabbing they begin a relationship that evolves into a romantic relationship. Take a Drink: for every outburst. However, she rents a house near the beach and buys a used car. The closing scenes show the film at its most uncertain, as if Ashby and his writers weren't sure in their minds how the Dern character should react. Especially the last scene with Fonda and the 'Lucky Out' sign implication seemed needless.
Coming Home 1978 Drinking Game Take a Drink: every time Bob is a douche Do a Shot: for every great song. I like tacos, 71 Cabernet and my favorite color is magenta. Oh and Deliverance, but I so dislike Reynolds I can't watch Deliverance again. All in all, I wouldn't call it a good movie. Driven by Billy's suicide, Luke padlocks shut and chains himself to the gates of a local recruitment centre in a vain attempt to stop others from enlisting. Her life, even if she lives until she dies a natural death, is already over, e.
As he and Sally develop a relationship, she begins to examine her beliefs about the war, and as his spirit is renewed, he begins to focus his anger into protest against it. She hasn't turned into a political activist or a hippie or any of those other radical creatures of the late 1960s. Originally, Dowd's story, tentatively titled Buffalo Ghosts, focused on two women, volunteers at a veterans' hospital, who must come to grips with the emotional toll the war takes on its casualties and their families. Thomas joined Ashby and the entire cast at a restaurant in Malibu Beach, California prior to the beginning of production. Jane Fonda, who just finished 1977 , was soon going to star in 's 1978. At first, Sally dreads being left alone, but after a while, she feels liberated.
The man is handling it worse then the man who has been placed in a wheelchair for his sacrifice. I felt sympathy for all the main characters for different reasons but I would prefer another way for this movie to end. Verdict Coming Home is a brilliant film about the horrors of war, the effects it has on the soldiers coming home, and their loved ones. And Dern had to be talked down by Voight to prevent him from firing his rifle, eventually handing it over to Voight. They have happy times, play at the beach, and the two fall in love.
The guilt for her will be devastating. Would that be too cliche? The project dragged on for six years, until Bruce Gilbert and producer took it. The screenplay was written and rewritten until the project could wait no longer. Zombies are hardly any bother at all. She was, almost inevitably, a cheerleader in high school.