Blue Heaven (1984)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

In this misfired drama on the inflammable topic of spousal abuse, Carol Sabella's (Leslie Denniston) husband Tony (James Eckhouse) becomes increasingly more violent, yet nothing is done to stop his behavior. At first there is a "spanking" when Carol "misbehaves" -- that is weird enough, and in a sexploitation film something that would introduce a few whips and leather. In this yuppie setting, the husband's abuse gets steadily worse, but Carol keeps hanging in there -- even when she looks death in the face -- until finally she finds a safe house. For some viewers, the story may hew much too close to everyone's stereotype of the battered woman, rather than providing some insight into the "whys" of her responses -- seemingly inane here.



alcoholism, executive, love, marriage, physical-abuse