Breaking Away

Breaking Away

DVD - 2002
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The Academy Award winning comedy about an idealistic young man and his friends and their pursuit to find jobs and a purpose to life in their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana.


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Jan 11, 2018

It was great to see the movie again for the first time in decades. The story still brings laughs and appreciation of the lives of the characters, and even forty years later, many of the themes of the story are still relevant.

Jan 03, 2018

Breaking Away is a wonderfully sunny, funny, goofy, intelligent movie that makes you feel about as good as any movie in a long time. It is, in fact, a treasure.

Jul 01, 2017

A more accurate description would be "four teenage friends from working class backgrounds, recently graduated from high school, find an unlikely source of direction in the form of a collegiate bicycle race."

LPL_TriciaK Jun 02, 2016

It's worth it just to see very young versions of actors Dennis Quaid and Daniel Stern. Sweet movie that is super for college-town viewers. A must-see!

LPL_ShirleyB Jun 01, 2016

A timeless bicycle film from 1979. This movie of summer angst has a lot of heart and real insight into ordinary people struggling in the divide of town vs ‘gown’ -- in the college town of Bloomington, Indiana.

Apr 19, 2016

Fun light hearted movie!

Nov 25, 2014

Close to a perfect movie. Great script, interesting plot, believably presented. Pretty good acting too, from a young cast. Most viewers will relate to this universal story, about that brief time in life, the months following high school graduation, where everything seems possible. And things about life begin to change. The 'Sugar Mountain' life slowly, inexorably, dissolves. Pursuits which were at best games and hobbies before, now become obsessions. And the subsequent problems of obsessed youth follow. Highly recommended.

Aug 21, 2014

I really enjoyed this. The characters are endearing, especially the main character Dave. A story from a different time that's for sure - a more innocent age. Lots of cycling - it probably helps if you like cycling, but worth watching for everyone - cover says it won loads of awards. Sunny.

B__Lee Aug 11, 2011

Forgotten classic: charming coming-of-age story from the 80's about a group of blue-collar Indiana friends having to decide what comes next after High School - especially when the luxury of a college education seems financially out of reach.

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Sep 25, 2008

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