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Splendor In the Grass

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Elia Kazan

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About the Movie

Screen legends Warren Beatty, in an auscpicious debut, and Natalie Wood are perfectly cast in this sensual, sentimental and romantic drama set in rural Kansas. At the end of the Roaring '20s, Wood and Beatty are teens in love, torn apart by family and sexual and peer pressures. At the beginning of the Great Depression, Wood is an emotionally broken young woman who revisits her past while trying to rebuild her life. Oscar-winner Elia Kazan ("On the Waterfront," "East of Eden") directed, and the screenplay by William Inge ("Picnic," "Bus Stop") won an Oscar, with a nomination for Wood. Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 13
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Splendor in the Grass is a prestigious, top-of-the-line, sensitively-handled melodramatic literalization of the axiom "If you touch yourself too much, you'll go crazy." – Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine, Mar 9, 2015

Rotten: A complicated film that never really successfully yokes together the themes of money-making and sexuality, it reveals both Kazan's operatic sensibility and his inability to follow an argument rigorously through. – Time Out, Nov 1, 2007

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Customer Reviews

A Beautiful Film

"Splendor in the Grass" is a true classic. It deals with first love between Deanie Loomis and Bud Stamper. It's both heartbreaking and beautiful. I highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of romance stories.

A Great Classic!

Natalie Wood is amazing and very heartbreaking to watch in some scenes. I couldn't believe this was Warren Beatty's first movie. He did great in this movie, however, Bonnie and Clyde was his best film of all time. If you like classic love stories, this would be the movie to add to your iPod. I would definitely recommend it.

One of the best films of all time

When you watch Splendor in the Grass, its one of those movies where you feel the ache and the love that the actors portray. It shouldn't be called a movie, it should be called reality of how great it is acted. The story is outstanding ad there are no better words than perfect.

Splendor In the Grass
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1961

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