Breezy (1973) - Rotten Tomatoes

Breezy (1973)




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This compassionate, romantic drama centers on the crisis of an embittered, recently divorced middle-aged businessman who decides to retreat from the world and the women who have inspired his cynicism. When he steps outside one morning and finds a beautiful hippie chick sleeping on his step, his life suddenly changes.

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William Holden
as Frank Harmon
Kay Lenz
as Edith Alice Breezerman ('Breezy')
Roger C. Carmel
as Bob Henderson
Marj Dusay
as Betty Tobin
Joan Hotchkis
as Paula Harmon
Norman Bartold
as Man In Car
Lynn Borden
as Overnight Date
Lew Brown
as Police Officer
Don Diamond
as Maitre d'
Scott Holden
as Veterinarian
Sandy Kenyon
as Real Estate Agent
Mary Munday
as Waitress
Young Buck
as Paula's Escort
Priscilla Morrill
as Dress Customer
as Sir Love-a-Lot
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Critic Reviews for Breezy

All Critics (7)

This Manic Pixie Dream Girl prototype is like a puppy, unruly but adoring and adorable, as well as clothing-resistant. The May-December "now romance" was poorly received then, and today is pretty much unwatchable.

December 4, 2020 | Full Review…

What's remarkable about the film is that the love story never feels offensive, exploitative, or icky; instead, it's intelligent, believable, and sympathetic.

August 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Looks like some remnant from the hippie days. But what a surprise to see that Breezy is really quite touching and even delightful.

August 29, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Things do get a bit better for [Holden], if not for us.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

A bit of low-key captivation, specifically Californian yet curiously Gallic

March 23, 2011 | Full Review…

Not surprisingly, the joys of Breezy lie in the 'how' rather than the 'what' in this charming May December romance from Clint Eastwood

May 31, 2008

Audience Reviews for Breezy


Meandering age crisis drama mixed with a May-December romance and some 70's flower child preaching thrown in. In other words a muddled viewing experience.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


A sweet breezy romance between a 20 year old hippie and a 55 year old divorcee directed by Clint Eastwood. Kay Lenz plays the cute, easy-going, drifter with a loving sunshiny attitude toward the world. William Holden plays the bitter, cynical, un-trusting, real estate agent who has convinced himself he likes being alone. At times the dialog gets a bit sappy, but overall I liked the issues the movie dealt with, and some of the conversations. It's just a small movie with believable performances and admittedly some uncomfortable moments because of the age difference of the leads.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer

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