Always | Full Movie

  • PG
  • 2h 2m
  • 1989
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A story about life, love and loss, Steven Spielberg directs Always, a heart-warming romantic adventure that USA Today calls “a winner”. After sacrificing himself to save a friend (John Goodman), a daredevil firefighting pilot (Richard Dreyfuss) returns to earth to help his surviving girlfriend (Holly Hunter) move on with her life. Breathtaking cinematography and exhilarating aerial choreography highlight this compelling adventure that features a special appearance by Audrey Hepburn.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

New York Times
Janet Maslin

Although Always is filled with big, sentimental moments, it lacks the intimacy to make any of this...

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Rita Kempley

An unfulfilled promise, a plummeting dove.

June 16, 2017
Common Sense Media
Andrea Beach

Sentimental '80s romantic adventure has mild cursing.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Sentimental '80s romantic adventure has mild cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Always (1989) is a romance/adventure story directed by Steven Spielberg with occasional profanity, the strongest being "d--khead," "d--king around," and "bulls--t." Other content is mild, with a few kisses, suspense and tension, and for most of the movie the main character is a spirit from the afterlife. Peril from forest fires, dangerous firefighting flight maneuvers, and airplane malfunctions and fires. A plane explodes, killing the pilot; no blood or gore is shown. Dated sexism includes referring to Dorinda as a girl, and Pete trying to forbid her from getting certified to fly more dangerous missions. Dorinda's a great role model for young women, though, and otherwise Pete and the supporting characters are all positive role models. It's a good starting point for talking about what happens after we die, what the spirit is, and how or whether spirits of the past influence us.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date:December 22, 1989
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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