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PG| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
Jealousy and World War II divide two New England prep-school roommates (John Heyl, Parker Stevenson).

Cast: John Heyl , Parker Stevenson , William Roerick ,

Director: Larry Peerce

Genres: Drama

A Separate Peace (1972)

Release Date: January 1st, 1972|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • March 12, 2010 liekomg000
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    In my opinion of the movie “A Separate Peace” I liked how the emotion of the rivalry between Gene and Finny was really shown through their actions and facial expressions because in a book you can only imagine how they feel and not really see what they’re going through. The main plot of the story is well thought out but having such hate and jealousy for a person that gets to be called a best friend to have die in the movie to gain the inner peace of himself is just semi-sickening. I understand how envy can destroy a friendship but not actually kill someone, although this story is a good way to have a life lesson it may just be a little to intense. Books are always more tentative to the small details such as what’s going through the characters mind and in movies the viewers can’t see what’s going through the actors mind and can only be read by the facial expressions. In the 1972 version of “A Separate Peace” the actors were good at keeping their roles but they should’ve shown more depth into portraying their characters and really feel the emotion of their role. All and all this movie deserves an 6.5 / 10. Good plot, deep story line, but the way the ac

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