Some very captivating performances on the part of Woodward, Balsam, and Sidney who returns to the screen after 17 years. Balsam and Woodward are a successful middle-age couple who have only middle-class material pleasures. Upon the death of Sidney, Woodward's mother, the pair
head to France and the battlefield where Balsam faced the scariest moments of his life, where he supposedly learned to really value his existence, to recapture that sense of vitality, of the importance of an existence free from danger. In what might be viewed as a reprise of Lew Ayres' role in ALL
QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT--Balsam spent the night with three German corpses during WW II. Now a ...