This documentary is something everyone should be watching. I wasn’t bored for one moment and was glued to the TV screen. Raw and real Jane Fonda.
Jane’s life has been interesting at all times and makes for one of the best documentaries I’ve seen in a while. What to expect: no topic is off-limits, life with her father and mother from early days to when they each passed away, how she became a movie star, her marriages (the good times and the bad), the struggles she has had being a mother and where she fell short and how it affects her relationship with her children now, her workout tape and the unexpected success, her activism and the more well-known incident at Hanoi (and what comes along with being an activist- FBI following her). Multiple people give interviews throughout- Lily Tomlin, Ted Turner, Tom Hayden, Robert Redford, Dick Cavett, and two of her children (probably more I’m forgetting). There is more but don’t want to spoil it all- watch the film, I doubt you will be disappointed.
Overall I absolutely recommend this documentary-5 stars easily. You get a sense that Jane has never completely found herself and it probably won’t be the last we hear from her.
Parental advisory/trigger warnings: suicide of her mother (slitting her throat while institutionalized), sexual abuse mentioned twice, war talk/video, divorce, absentee/lack of emotion in father, anorexia/bulimia, diet pills, exercise, father calling her fat/comments about her body, father’s womanizing, nudity in Barbarella (getting drunk to do scene), postpartum depression, struggles being a mother.