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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Goldie Hawn
Eileen Brennan
Armand Assante
Directors
Howard Zieff
Screenwriters
Nancy Myers
Charles Shyer
Harvey Miller
Running Time
110 minutes

Private Benjamin
A rich, unprepared young woman joins the army.


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Plot
Goldie Hawn plays a rich Jewish woman who has recently been made a widow. Not knowing what to do with her life next, she decides to join the army, but little did she know how tough it would be and how unprepared she was. Once she gets there, she becomes to triumph over the people saying she won't make it.


Verdict
This is arguably although unfortunately Goldie Hawn's most memorable role. For while she embodies the character perfectly and when the jokes are funny they are hilarious, sadly there just isn't enough to keep the film going and it begins to run out of steam half way through, with an attempt at a deeper meaning ruining the film.


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