Butterflies Are Free
Butterflies Are Free (1972)

The film stars Edward Albert as a self-reliant, sightless young man who becomes the object of affection for kooky Goldie Hawn. Hawn makes love to Albert then tries to help him break free from the smothering influence of his mother,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1972
DVD Release Date: April 23, 2002
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Hawn, funny and touching, is a delight throughout and Heckart gets a film role that enables her to display versatility.

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TV Guide

Although the emotional conflicts are a bit too neatly settled at the story's conclusion, Albert, Hawn, and Heckart make it all seem believable.

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Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

Charming and engaging, the best work of Goldie Hawn's career

Time Out

A piece of (barely) stage-adapted nonsense, scripted by Leonard Gershe from his own play, about blind-boy-meets-emotionally-immature girl and how his mum brings them together. With some funny lines from Goldie Hawn and little else.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

An interesting film about love, blindness and the inherent bias in both.

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Scott Weinberg

Watch this one if you've ever wondered how Goldie Hawn became a star.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

Leonard Gershe's Broadway comedy recycled as a movie with the density of Jell-o.

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Emanuel Levy

Poorly directed, the movie betrays its theatrical origins, but the acting of the two women, Goldie Hawn as the free spirit and Eileen Heckart as the overly protective mother, fighting over the love of a blind youngster, is good.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
Here's an obscure one. An early Goldie Hawn movie (I think she is underestimated). Edward Albert plays an inspiring young blind man. I like it because… More
Sunil Jawahir
A sweet romance that's quite entertaining and fun.
Dimitris Springer
Witty and unpredictable but the whole storyline won't crypt its conservative and almost liberal views from another era.The universal "quality" of… More