Director: Laurent Bouzereau
Starring: Natalie Wood, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Robert Wagner, Courtney Wagner, Julie Salamon, Robert Redford
“At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.” – Natalie Wood
First of all, “Happy New Year” everyone! I hope this will be the year you dreamt of, filled with joyfulness, health, and accomplishments! Second of all, I want you to know I’ll post more often and regularly, and there is a reason why I chose this documentary as the first review of 2021. If you follow me for a while, you know I love old movies. But I don’t know how I didn’t know much about Natalie Wood.
But after this great documentary, my heart tore apart. Even though I only “knew” her for an hour and a half, her impact on me was so big. She was such an incredible person, not just an actress, but also a mother, wife, woman. The film presents her life, from childhood, adolescence till adulthood. It focuses on her actress career, but also on family life. And what a life she had! Without tiredness, she kept working and working until she fulfilled her dreams.
When she had her first child, she stopped working for a couple of years and focused on her baby, even though she was one of the best in the industry. She asked for sex equality, and she got sex equality. She was a powerful woman in the true sense of the word. For everything she did, she has my respect and compassion.
Unfortunately, I don’t know how many young people know anything about her, but I guess there are only a few. That’s why I chose this documentary to be the first review of the year. Because it’s my job (as a movie reviewer) to tell you about these incredible personalities, about their work, because they loved it from the bottom of their heart. I won’t stop writing movie reviews, even though I am busy learning for my first passion – medicine.
So, I hope I didn’t bore you too much. Watch this documentary to meet a kind, beautiful, and charming person. Stay safe, and enjoy it!