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Desert Bloom PG

The nuclear family meets the atomic age.
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD-R Details

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: June 2, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Sony Pictures Home

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 11


User Ratings: 808
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Desert Bloom contains the material for a very good film and it certainly contains the performances, but it moves in too many directions and contains too many issues. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Now, it's fine for a movie to be earnest, and Julio Gallo, for that matter, but it does make "Desert Bloom" rather a slog. Full Review
Washington Post
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- a drama that stays with you; a good companion piece with "Blue Sky"
Kalamazoo Gazette
Jul 29, 2002
I don't know whether it is this marketplace reality, or a general lack of human understanding, that made so beautiful a film as Desert Bloom into such an ultimately disappointing experience. Full Review
Aug 22, 2019
Rating: 4/5 -- Memorable little story carried by Jon Voight.
Jun 12, 2005
Manages to make clear that certain children possess the resiliency to handle the stress and pain of a troubled home. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Feb 14, 2002
Rating: B -- This sensitive coming-of-age tale is framed by the narration of its grown-up protagonist, recalling her childhood in the 1950s, an era defined by the A-Bomb and the culture it created. Full Review
Jun 12, 2006

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Volatile war veteran Jack Chismore (Jon Voight) is fighting to overcome his personal demons while holding his family together. His wife Lily (JoBeth Williams) is torn between the needs of her family and a secret vice that threatens the very foundation of her marriage. Their daughter Rose (Annabeth Gish), a delicate girl on the threshold of adolescence, is struggling to understand the adults surrounding her. Into this turbulent household comes Lily's sister Starr (Ellen Barkin), a sexy divorcée who becomes the unwitting catalyst in an explosive chain reaction that rocks the Chismore family as surely -- and irrevocably -- as the A-bomb testing in the nearby desert.


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Sony Pictures Choice Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 117,282
  • UPC: 043396463264
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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