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205 Ratings

Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Directed by Robert Altman
United States, 1982


The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death, mull over their lives in the present and reminisce the past.

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Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Directed by Robert Altman

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1983 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1982 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actress

Chicago International Film Festival

1982 | Winner: Best Feature (Gold Hugo)

Its reflective surfaces and tightly circumscribed boundaries speak eloquently to the work’s thematic battle between the political naïveté and economic hope of the ’50s and the social and political disillusionment of the ’70s (a topic of which Altman was one of the great American artists), but it also grants the film an indefinable, eerie physical and emotional effect.
May 23, 2018
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Based on the play by Ed Gracyzk, the film similarly situates its drama within the confines of a lone dime store; yet within these limitations, Altman balances two distinct periods and a dozen different characters via subtly elaborate diametrical set design.
December 03, 2014
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On its own, the play is actively stifling, interminable, awash in overwrought redneck-housewife clichés that speak to a “truth” that any rational adult accepts as a given, but Robert Altman’s film is characterized by a weird friction, as one can frequently sense the director’s inventive talent (which far surpasses the playwright’s) bumping up against the constraints of the material. The physical, bracingly tactile rhythm that Altman establishes with his superb cast is often virtuosic…
November 17, 2014
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