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Blue Sky [DVD] [Contemporary Classics]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Jessica Lange stars as army wife Carly Marshall in Tony Richardson's last film, set in the early 1960s. Carly, a very beautiful woman, spices up the drabness of military life with the kind of promiscuity and exhibitionist behavior that has kept her husband, Hank (Tommy Lee Jones), from getting the promotions he's due while embarrassing her children, Glen (Chris O'Donnell) and Chris (Amy Locane), and keeping the family moving from one base to another as Carly wears out their welcome. After their most recent move to a base in Alabama, Carly starts flirting with base commander Gen. Vince Johnson (Powers Boothe) at the officers club and the general suddenly realizes that this would be the perfect time for Hank, an expert on atomic power, to go to Nevada to monitor some underground tests. Although he knows what's going on, Hank must obey, and Vince wastes no time in getting horizontal with Carly. When Hank uncovers evidence that civilians are being exposed to massive doses of radiation by leakage from the underground tests, everyone's life becomes even more complicated. Lange and Jones both do some of the best work of their careers in roles of a richness and complexity more often seen on the stage than in films. Richardson's BLUE SKY is a terrific finale for a unique talent.

    Academy Awards Best Actress 1994 Jessica Lange American Actress, TOOTSIE (1982)

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1001535

  • Credits
    Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Tom Lee Jones, Powers Boothe, Carrie Snodgress, Amy Locane, Chris O'Donnell
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Lange's] most brilliant screen work to date..."

    "...Passionate and devastating..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...A powerful portrait of a family imploding....A lavish role for [Lange], and she brings to it fierce emotions and tact..."
    New York Times

    "...[Lange gives] a fierce, brave, sexually charged performance....It captures the mad grandeur..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Compulsively watchable....[With] finely grained performances. Jessica Lange has already been lavishly praised and duly rewarded with an academy award for her turn..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...A compelling and beautifully acted portrait....BLUE SKY's vibrancy points up how rare that quality has become..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...BLUE SKY is the kind of movie that constantly surprises us with the originality of its developments..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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