#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Like a lot of her family before her, Norma Rae works at the local textile mill, where the pay is hardly commensurate with the long hours and lousy working conditions. But after hearing a rousing speech by labor activist Reuben, Norma is inspired to rally her fellow workers behind the cause of unionism. Her decision rankles her family, especially her fiancé, Sonny, and provokes no shortage of contempt from her employers.
Plot: Norma Rae is a southern textile worker employed in a factory with intolerable working conditions. This concern about the situation gives her the gumption to be the key associate to a visiting labor union organizer. Together, they undertake the difficult, and possibly dangerous, struggle to unionize her factory.
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A great movie
Sally Field’s stellar performance is the highlight of this terrific movie, but Ron Leibman was just as effective in my opinion. In fact, the whole cast does a fine job, so if you’re looking for superb acting, then look no further. The film is good from start to finish, but a few wonderful moments towards the end make it seem even better than it already is. Perhaps slightly overlong, but overall a great movie.
Legendary blue collar mom starts textile union
This is a dramatic and moving film that rests on the wonderful Oscar winning portrayal by Sally Field of a Southern textile worker, Norma Rae. The famous scene in which Norma Rae stands on a table holding up a union sign, as her coworkers turn off their machines one by one, has gone down in cinematic history.
At the outset, Norma Rae is an Alabama small town textile mill worker and single mother of three, living with her parents. She has had in the past a series of relationships with men, sometimes married, who have mistreated her; then as the story progresses, she meets and marries Sonny (Beau Bridges). Her life is quite ordinary until Reuben (Ron Leibman), a union worker from New York, comes to her mill and tries to unionize its labor force. He persuades Norma Rae to head up the cause at her mill, resulting in severe conflict with management and potential conflict in her own relationship with husband, Sonny.
The movie effectively portrays the plight of the mill workers where everyday working conditions involve a hot, noisy, and crowded environment, unfeeling bosses, and a regimented day. Given our present situation, it is difficult for us to picture factory life without the protections offered by unions. They are taken for granted nowadays.
I disagree with those who seem to pick up on all this sexual tension between Norma Rae and Reuben. I think one of the points to be made is that while they are definitely aware of each other’s sexuality, she is loyal to Sonny, for once a man who treats her decently, though Reuben brings out leadership qualities in her that she hasn’t hitherto realized. They also share a certain camaraderie and bond with regard to their union struggles, leaving Sonny rather on the outside. Eventually, as he grows secure in her love, her husband becomes more able to accept this relationship with Reuben. When Norma Rae declares regarding Reuben ‘He’s in my head’, I don’t think she’s referring to sex or romance, but the union struggle and her leadership role within it that he is encouraging.
For me, the most touching scene in the movie is definitely the one following Norma Rae’s arrest, in which she returns exhaustedly home from prison at night, awakens her three sleeping kids, informs them that their ‘Mama’s a jailbird’ and that they’re going to be hearing all kinds of stories about her. She admits she’s made mistakes, tells each child who his or her father is, and gives each a photo of their dad which she’s had tucked away. All parents must face that at some point their children will come to realize their mom or dad isn’t perfect, and nowhere is this more dramatically shown than in this particular scene from Norma Rae.
This is a memorable movie…a vivid depiction of the struggles of blue collar life, the story of union development (fictional but historically based), and especially one woman’s sympathetically captured personal tale and her unlikely role as leader of this union struggle at her own mill.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 2 hr 3 min (123 min) (TCM print) (USA)
Director Martin Ritt
Writer Irving Ravetch (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay)
Actors Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Ron Leibman, Pat Hingle
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm