On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Year Released: 1970
Five-pack-a-day smoker Daisy (Barbra Streisand) visits a psychiatrist Dr. Chabot (Yves Montand) to get her to quit - her fingers are yellow! - but while under hypnosis it turns out she can recall past lives, which leads Chabot to think he made a landmark discovery. One gimmick in a movie or musical is bad enough, but this has an ugly slew of them - Daisy has ESP and can hear dogs sing to her and can make plants grow - and for all her talents as a singer, Streisand-the-actress is polarizing in this (plus, she was too old for Yentl). It's a shame the studio mangled it up - the end result is choppy - because I actually like the message that there's more to life than we can ever humanly know. Oh, and just a quick memo to Alicia Vikander: in 2095, we're happily married and living in Tahiti.