Weekend watch: private benjamin
Well, we think it is fair to say that a little bit of comedy is in order to lighten the mood. One particular screen legend came to mind and seriously, watching this movie again in recent times was one refreshing hit! So get the popcorn going for this weekend’s watch - Private Benjamin.
The Army was no laughing matter until Judy Benjamin joined it. Warner Bros
28 year old Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn) is the daughter of well to do Jewish parents. Never wanting for anything, Judy only had one simple wish - to marry a businessman. Come her wedding night, an unfortunate event happens - her husband dies of a heart attack. Alone once again and lost, Benjamin makes a bold decision to join the US army, realising she has never been independent in her life. However, the army she thought she was joining is VERY different from the one she joins. At first, it appears to be the worst decision she could have made, but after her parents visit her on campus, she resolves to see her new life through. Putting up with horrible Captain Doreen Lewis’s (Eileen Brennan) disapproval, sexual advances from her drill sergeant and her clear inability gnawing away at her. Will she complete the six weeks of basic training and prove her comrades wrong?
One of Goldie Hawn’s most memorable performances, her comedy genius is crystal clear in this film! Laugh out loud and enjoy :-)
**Private Benjamin can be rented on Amazon Prime for £3.49 (price correct at time of post!)