Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cinema Cycle - The Turning Point


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

Turning Point, The (1977)
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DATE REVIEWED: 04/27/2017


FORMAT: LaserDisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 59 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 28.4 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6567.2 miles

SYNOPSIS: Two senior dancers reconnect after several years and discover the differences in the paths they have taken.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: “Chick Flick”.  Seriously, there is little her that would interest a man, with the exception of learning how women think and what is important to them.

PROS AND CONS:  This is a good film. The plot is engaging and the performances are well done, although I could have used about 15 minutes less ballet.

There are several plots here along with a well written and interesting story line that has several themes, the core of which is maternity over career and vice versa.

Then there is Mikhail Baryshnikov.  Mr. Eye-Candy of the 70s.  Great dancer, boyish good looks, not a great actor.  But, owwww, how those woman loved him in his prime.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.