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On Golden Pond

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Mark Rydell

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About the Movie

The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer (Academy Award® winner Henry Fonda), a retired professor, and Ethel (Academy Award® winner Katharine Hepburn) who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea (Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda) -- 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?

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 25
  • Fresh: 23
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: On Golden Pond is a mixed blessing, but it offers one performance of rare quality and three others that are very good. That's not half-bad. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: When it sometimes seems the whole society has spiritually decamped for Tinseltown, the movie offers the hope that people can come home again-at least for a visit. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 7, 2011

Fresh: Without question, these are major, meaty roles for Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda, and there could have been little doubt that the two would work superbly together. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: There is a natural rhythm to the film that makes its own quiet, life-affirming statement. – Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune, Feb 6, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Beautiful Movie

This is one of if not my favourite movie. It’s a lovely gentle touching story with suburb acting and cast and matching score.

On Golden Pond
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Classics
  • Released: 1981

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