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A woman contemplates trying to tell her husband she is pregnant yet again, her attempts puncuated by her own fears and fantasies.
Though not as successful as What's Up, Doc? or The Way We Were, Up the Sandbox springs from the early 1970s, when Barbra Streisand's career was in full stride. Streisand stars as Margaret, a stay-at-home mom in the middle of New York who's feeling the strain of her narrow life. Frustrated by her self-involved husband and the emotionally rewarding but mentally unstimulating tasks of motherhood, she escapes into fantasies--such as being hit on by a cross-gendered Fidel Castro, bombing the Statue of Liberty with black militants, and having a furious catfight with her overbearing mother. The movie's strength lies in these fantasies' slippery nature; some are over the top, but others are so subtle you're not always sure where they start and stop, making the portrait of Margaret's psyche intriguingly complex. Streisand fans should check out this sleeper. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I had never seen this movie and I am a big Streisand fan. Not a bad flick, but not great.Published 9 months ago by Reviewer53
This movie came as a total surprise to me. I've seen every Streisand movie and this one is the one that stands out the most. Not because it's the best but it's the most...strange? Read morePublished on Aug. 28 2003 by Patrick
If you missed "Up The Sandbox" at the movies, now is the time to make up for it. The wit in this complex movie exploring a mother's daydreams about the more exciting... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2003 by S. Gould
I won't bore anyone with a long review BUT this is a Barbra you don't often get to see. Take my advise and see it. You won't be sorry. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2002 by John T. Borek
I give this film 3 stars but I give Barbra Streisand 5 stars. Her performance is so incredibly touching and honest. Read morePublished on April 18 2002
This is the first film Barbra Streisand's production company produced for herself, aother change of pace role after she did 3 musical Broadway translations, The Owl and the... Read morePublished on July 23 2001 by Peter Shelley
Although this is one of Ms. Streisand's poorest selling films, it is truly ingenious. She co-produced it too! Read morePublished on Nov. 18 2000 by Austin Carroll
It's a film about choices. Choose jealousy, choose controvery, choose adventure, choose abortion? A lonely NYC housewife in the early 70's with 2 children, an ambitious husband... Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2000
One can only speculate what would have happened to Streisand the actress had the response to this film would have been different. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 1999