The Subject Was Roses
The Subject Was Roses (1968)

In this film, Mother and Father try to put on a facade of happiness for the benefit of their serviceman son, but soon the three of them are squabbling again. Timmy prepares to leave, attempts a reconciliation, then leaves anyway because the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 30, 1996
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Emanuel Levy

Ulu Grosabrd's theatrical film, based on Pulitzer Prize winning play, is an intense family melodrama, well acted by Patricia Neal and Jack Albertson as the feuding parents and Martin Sheen as their Viet vet son.

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Dennis Schwartz
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The "kitchen sink" drama was largely effective because of the superb acting and dialogue.

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Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Fine drama featuring Patricia Neal and Jack Albertson, based on stage play.

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John Ballantine
Martin Sheen's big screen breakthrough was an often performed stage production. Here it is passable with some good acting but nothing more.