You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Getting Straight

Getting Straight is an outstanding film. It is a comprehensive, cynical, sympathetic, flip, touching and hilarious story of the middle generation [of the late 1960s] - those millions a bit too old for protest, a bit too young for repression.

With:
Elliott Gould Candice Bergen Robert F. Lyons Jeff Corey Max Julien Cecil Kellaway

Getting Straight is an outstanding film. It is a comprehensive, cynical, sympathetic, flip, touching and hilarious story of the middle generation [of the late 1960s] – those millions a bit too old for protest, a bit too young for repression.

The setting is a college campus where Elliott Gould is nearly through an education course. Bergen is his girl. Both represent the post-JFK/RFK generation, who perceive the tremendous flaws in organized civilization, but scorn the often-puerile methods used in protest.

The episodic story [updated from a novel by Ken Kolb] covers lots of ground as it permits the very large and extremely competent supporting cast to limn the attitudes of an entire population.

While the film is a parade of accurately-hewn postures, the root story never strays too far.

Getting Straight

Production: Columbia. Director Richard Rush; Producer Richard Rush; Screenplay Robert Kaufman; Camera Laszlo Kovacs; Editor Maury Winetrobe; Music Ronald Stein; Art Director Sydney Z. Witwack

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 126 MIN.

With: Elliott Gould Candice Bergen Robert F. Lyons Jeff Corey Max Julien Cecil Kellaway

More Film

  • PETERLOO

    Mike Leigh’s 'Peterloo' Sets London Film Festival First With Manchester Premiere

    Getting Straight is an outstanding film. It is a comprehensive, cynical, sympathetic, flip, touching and hilarious story of the middle generation [of the late 1960s] – those millions a bit too old for protest, a bit too young for repression. The setting is a college campus where Elliott Gould is nearly through an education course. […]

  • Sarajevo Film Festival director Mirsad Purivatra

    Sarajevo Film Festival Signs Gender-Parity Pledge

    Getting Straight is an outstanding film. It is a comprehensive, cynical, sympathetic, flip, touching and hilarious story of the middle generation [of the late 1960s] – those millions a bit too old for protest, a bit too young for repression. The setting is a college campus where Elliott Gould is nearly through an education course. […]

  • Virgina Leung - Block 2 Head

    Wong Kar-wai Hires Virginia Leung for Film Sales Role

    Getting Straight is an outstanding film. It is a comprehensive, cynical, sympathetic, flip, touching and hilarious story of the middle generation [of the late 1960s] – those millions a bit too old for protest, a bit too young for repression. The setting is a college campus where Elliott Gould is nearly through an education course. […]

  • James Gunn

    Disney Stands Firm on James Gunn Not Returning to 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Getting Straight is an outstanding film. It is a comprehensive, cynical, sympathetic, flip, touching and hilarious story of the middle generation [of the late 1960s] – those millions a bit too old for protest, a bit too young for repression. The setting is a college campus where Elliott Gould is nearly through an education course. […]

  • Laurel Canyon Music Doc 'Echo the

    Laurel Canyon Music Doc 'Echo in the Canyon' to Open LA Film Festival

    Getting Straight is an outstanding film. It is a comprehensive, cynical, sympathetic, flip, touching and hilarious story of the middle generation [of the late 1960s] – those millions a bit too old for protest, a bit too young for repression. The setting is a college campus where Elliott Gould is nearly through an education course. […]

  • Twilight House

    Bella Swan's House From 'Twilight' Is Up for Sale

    Getting Straight is an outstanding film. It is a comprehensive, cynical, sympathetic, flip, touching and hilarious story of the middle generation [of the late 1960s] – those millions a bit too old for protest, a bit too young for repression. The setting is a college campus where Elliott Gould is nearly through an education course. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content