Cinema: Pallid Revolution


Directed by IRVIN KERSHNER Screenplay by PAUL ZINDEL

Here is a movie about women's rights that Good Housekeeping might approve. Up the Sandbox stands firm on a woman's supreme fulfillment in childbirth, on motherhood as an almost mystical communion, and on home and family as domestic sacraments. These ideas may be valid, but they should at very least be open to occasional debate and review. As far as this movie is concerned, they are verities carved in granite.

The satire of Up the Sandbox is cozy and gloating. Women who bask in their...

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