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3.9
328 Ratings

Taking Off

Directed by Miloš Forman
United States, 1971
Comedy, Drama, Cult

Synopsis

In this dark, affectionate, and rarely seen satire (Miloš Forman’s first feature made in the US), a husband and wife embark on a wild goose chase after their runaway daughter and wind up experimenting with the wild habits of youth counterculture.

Taking Off Directed by Miloš Forman

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1971 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Jury

BAFTA Awards

1972 | 6 nominations including: Best Actress

Writers Guild of America

1972 | Nominee: Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen (Screen)

Bodil Awards

1972 | Winner: Best Non-European Film

Critics reviews

Milos Forman’s first American film is one of his best, a hilarious satire of intergenerational strife, post-Woodstock counterculture, and middle-class conformism.
October 26, 2018
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The effect is that of a big, bustling world, speaking and singing through many voices. Taking Off feels like a movie made by a man who is both delighted and terrified by the mad, cacophonous country he’s come to.
April 15, 2018
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