Movie Monday- Now Voyager

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Now Voyager is a story that tugs at the heart strings of any girl who has ever felt like an ugly duckling- and I think most of us can relate in some way or another. Bette Davis’s character is demeaned and teased by her family of well-bred Bostonians, to the extent that she experiences a nervous breakdown and leaves for a sort of sanatarium resort.

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She leaves the care of her psychiatrist mostly healed, but still insecure with herself. In any case, she looks much prettier after learning how to take care of herself, and draws the attention of a very charming man she meets on a cruise ship.

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Things are difficult for her when she returns to her overbearing and sickly mother, but her character develops in ways that I did not expect, but in ways that delighted me. I quickly realized while watching this movie that it should take its place in the top-five-movies-I-love list.

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4 Responses

  1. Becky says:

    Such an amazing film. Bette Davis can do no wrong. I last saw this movie about a year ago but I think I need to see it again. Check out BD in ‘The Nanny’ if you can.

  2. I love your old movies segment! :) It brightens up my week and fills up my Netflix queue – lol!

  3. oh wow! sounds very interesting! I might have to add this one too to my que!

  4. Sue says:

    I’ve heard of this film, but had no idea what it was about. Looks incredibly interesting…and you can’t go wrong with Betty Davis! Definitely planning on watching this sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!