A Soldier's Sweetheart - An Additonal Review to Tempt You
There is one scene where she's trying to talk him into doing something that is not wise - at first he's adamant that it's dangerous, however she works her womanly ways and before you know it he's agreeing - watching his love struck animation is so funny - but what's a guy to do - he's in love and wants to make her happy.
There is another scene where Marianne learns to shoot - at first the guys are heckling her for the complete lack of skill, but on her 2nd attempt she proves herself a darn good shot - Right after Marianne pings a few hits on the target barrel, Rat (Sutherland) delivers a memorable line:
Rat: "I'd be careful what you say to the Mrs. from now on"
Fosse: "No sh** " - (too funny - in this scene SU is sporting a bucket style hat - looking very reminiscent of his IMDB photo - fashion haunts him even in Nam)
There is a lot of blood in the movie - but there is supposed to be - they are a medical outpost after all - I found my mind wandering during the 2nd trauma center scene - I started thinking about which Skeet films do not have him bleeding or covered in someone else's blood - interesting thought - there's not many.
About this time the film starts to take a darker turn - Marianne's interests are evolving and there is a growing tension in the camp - Fosse starts making plans to get her back home - he delivers a superb testimonial of his love for her - (at this point all the Skeet fans grab another hankie - our boy and his gal - it sounds so sincere)
By the time Marianne opts for a more vivid Nam experience, we are right down there in the trenches with Fosse. We're feeling his pain and it is the most gut-wrenching kind. Rat and Fosse share this fabulous scene where they both grieve (at this point all the Skeet fans grab the box of Kleenex - this is not going to be a "happily ever after" ending and we all know it)
If it had been my call I would have trimmed the last 5 minutes of the film completely - Show just enough to account for what became of Fosse, Rat and the other fellas - leave what becomes of Marianne more of a mystery for the viewer to contemplate. Overall I enjoyed the film very much - good entertainment!
Keep an eye out for wedding ring & tattoo cameos - just a few "whoops" to keep the true movie junkie on their toes.