#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Tess and Sam work on the same newspaper and don’t like each other very much. At least the first time, because they eventually fall in love and get married. But Tess is a very active woman and one of the most famous feminists in the country; she is even elected as “the woman of the year.” Being busy all the time, she forgets how to really be a woman and Sam begins to feel neglected.
Plot: Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess’ hectic lifestyle.
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Undated sexual politics
Most commentators on this movie miss the its point completely, and criticize what they misunderstand as the outdated sexual politics of the 1940’s from the standpoint of the outdated sexual politics of the 1970’s. Blinded by political correctness, they miss the many virtues of the sparkling script.
The point of the script is actually relatively modest. It is not, in fact it is far from, The Taming of the Shrew, or the subjugation of the independent woman. Tracy’s character admires Hepburn’s character’s independence and competence, and he doesn’t want her to renounce them to become the “little woman” — that is the burden of his “kitchen speech” at the end. He simply understands better than she does, at least until the end of the film, that maintaining a relationship and a marriage requires time, work, and attention. That may well be an unwelcome message, but it is not an unwise one.
The comedy of the film comes from their characters’ different worlds — Tracy is a sportswriter and Hepburn an international politics columnist. The drama comes from their different levels of commitment to being a couple. The script delicately and for the most part successfully (with the possible exception of the Greek orphan subplot), balances these two conflicts and the comedy and drama.
Anti-feminist, or ahead of its time?
A bit about me before you read my comment: I am 37, female, American, and feminist (just in case I’m accused of being anything other) 🙂 Many viewers (on IMDb and elsewhere)have commented that “Woman of the Year,” while excellent and charming, is an anathema to our modern sensibilities regarding the role of women in family and society. If the message of the film really was that “traditional” roles provide more fulfillment for both husbands and wives, or that professional success as a woman makes one less of a woman, I would heartily agree. But this is not how I viewed the film and its message at all, and I’d like to share my view with you.
In my view, Craig was seeking not dominance over his wife, but a partnership in marriage – a marriage in which he was as important to Tess (Katherine Hepburn) as her outside responsibilities were. I don’t think he felt that he came second in her life, I think he felt he was coming in last. He never asked her to give up her career, or even to cook him breakfast – these were things she offered him b/c she thought that was what he wanted. But he states that this ISN’T what he wants – he wants her to be successful and have her own life, but he wants her as a partner too. He explains that she always goes to extremes, and he wants her to be somewhere in the middle.
I hope some of this makes sense, and I have one last observation. After watching the film I asked myself what my reaction would have been if the roles had been reversed – if Craig had been the busy one and Tess had been wanting more involvement. I decided that it really didn’t matter; Hepburn and Tracy could’ve switched roles and the film would have remained the same, the message would remain the same. So perhaps (at least in my view) this film isn’t as anti-feminist as it first appears. Perhaps the film is asking us to value our partnerships, to seek moderation in our societal and personal roles, to communicate with our partners and consider their happiness as well as our own. So, in my view, the message of the film is not out-dated; but rather is as relevant today – for men AND women – as it was years ago.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Director George Stevens
Writer Ring Lardner Jr. (original screen play), Michael Kanin (original screen play)
Actors Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length 3,129.69 m (12 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm