The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper
The Sandpiper
  • UR
  • 1h 56m
  • 1965
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Academy Award winner Elizabeth Taylor stars with Richard Burton in this enduring romance of a beautiful, independent artist who refuses to lead a conventional life ... and who proves irresistible to the local Episcopalian minister. In a spectacularly beautiful artist's community in California's Big Sur, Artist Laura Reynolds (Taylor) has chosen to raise her teenage son herself rather than marry the boy's father--and to teach him at home with her own unorthodox values. But when the state gives Reynolds an ultimatum to enroll her son in school, she opts for an academy run by minister and headmaster Dr. Edward Hewitt (Burton). Now, these two very different people become irresistibly attracted to each other, leading to an affair between the Bohemian Reynolds and the married minister.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TIME Magazine

The Sandpiper's absurd situations are matched by dialogue that beauty (hers) and talent (his) cann...

June 22, 2017
Variety Staff

Trite and often ponderous in its philosophizing by the two principals.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

A truly dire romantic melodrama.

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

Don't let it fool you. It's the same old Hollywood stuff.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:June 23, 1965
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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