The Way We Were

Director: Sydney Pollack
Year Released: 1973
Rating: 2.0

Oh boy, mismatched couple time: Katie (Barbra Streisand) is an outspoken Communist sympathizer who stands up for what she believes in while her "love interest" Hubbell (Robert Redford) is Johnny Track Star turned Naval Officer turned Hack Screenwriter who can't stop compromising his values ... let's see how long it lasts!  This is often included in lists of the best romantic movies of all time, but I'm not so convinced, as it's mostly Redford trying to restrain himself while Streisand acts up a storm (she ... has a lot to say); when it gets to Hollywood it really becomes choppy, and while it brings up the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and the Hollywood Ten, it seems less interested in discussing politics and more on the troubled relationship angle.  It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (sung by Babs) and Best Score (by Marvin Hamlisch), but was not nominated for Screenplay or Direction ... which was the correct decision.