On Golden Pond (1981)

PG   |    |  Drama

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Norman is a curmudgeon with an estranged relationship with his daughter Chelsea. At Golden Pond, he and his wife nevertheless agree to care for Billy, the son of Chelsea's new boyfriend, and a most unexpected relationship blooms.




  • Jane Fonda in On Golden Pond (1981)
  • Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in On Golden Pond (1981)
  • Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in On Golden Pond (1981)
  • 3631-9 Katharine Hepburn in "On Golden Pond"
  • 3631-14 Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda in "On Golden Pond" © 1981 Universal MPTV
  • 3631-17 Katharine Hepburn and Director Mark Rydell on the set of "On Golden Pond" © 1981 Universal MPTV

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16 June 2003 | AslaugRuotsalainen
The tale of true and everlasting love
It's not many years ago I watched this film for the first time. Had to admit that before watching it I was a bit skeptical, I thought it would be just one of those boring hyper-romantic films but....

Finally when I got the chance to watch it I was breathtaken! This film is simply a masterpiece of a time that, unfortunately, is long gone. A time where love could last a lifetime and still be beautiful at the end of life. How many of those films are made today in this hasty divorce filled time? Not many I'd say!

It was such a beautiful experience to watch this film and in a strange way it made me also sad. Mainly because today's world isn't like that anymore for how many people can stay in love and care for eachother after 50 years? The theme of everlasting love, knowing eachothers habits through a whole life is really something very very special.

The roles as the elderly couple were also played with such an honesty that it was amazing and the music plus the landscape and the actual calmness of the film makes it into a film that won't ever be forgotten; at least it shouldn't be!

Of course it's romantic but it's also realistic and that's what makes it different from other socalled romantic films. There's a catch in it and there's something to think about too!

The beauty of these two old people and their relationship is something I believe many people will envy. Having been together for half a century and still being so much in love as the film shows.

A film that ought to be seen by people who still dare to believe in lifelong love and for those who don't - forget about it then you'll just waste your time or think "jee, that's ridiculous"...

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