Private Benjamin
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Devastated when her brand-new husband (Albert Brooks) drops dead on their wedding night, Jewish American princess Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn) is receptive to the pitch delivered by a duplicitous recruiter for the Women's Army Corps. Quickly adivsed by topkick Captain Lewis (Eileen Brennan) that she should not look forward to the private room, fancy clothes and sauna bath that she'd been promised, Judy is forced to go through basic training like any other "grunt". This turns out to be a real growth experience for the pampered Private Benjamin, who for the first time in her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Goldie Hawn gives a charming, Oscar-nominated performance in this lightly feminist service comedy."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Private Benjamin is a comic fairy tale with a delightful performance by Goldie Hawn."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Ugh! I lose faith in Americans when they make garbage like this into a hit."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Goldie Hawn at the height of her powers."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Why do people like this movie? I don't get it,"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Great first half, boring second half."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Funny, popular Goldie Hawn comedy set in army boot camp."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Military mockery featuring Hawn as a spoiled princess in army boots. Private Benjamin deserves combat pay for its slaphappy fish-out-of-water premise...a real hoot-and-a-half"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"This isn't the army in the commercials, but it's Goldie at her best."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
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