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1981 2.6/5 PG SuperHD 109 minutes

A retired professor and his wife go on an annual trip to their summer vacation home. But a teen left in their care disrupts the couple's tranquility.

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Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Doug McKeon, Dabney Coleman, William Lanteau, Christopher Rydell Directed by Mark Rydell

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  • Winner, Afi - Top 100 Passions
  • Nominee, Golden Globe Awards - Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee 1982
  • Winner, Golden Globe Awards - Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) 1982
  • Nominee, Golden Globe Awards - Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee 1982
  • Winner, Golden Globe Awards - Best Motion Picture (Drama) 1982
  • Nominee, Baftas - Best Supporting Actress nominee 1983 Jane Fonda
  • Winner, Baftas - Best Actress 1983 Katharine Hepburn
  • Nominee, Baftas - Best Actor nominee 1983 Henry Fonda
  • Nominee, Baftas - Best Direction nominee 1983 Mark Rydell
  • Nominee, Baftas - Best Film nominee 1983
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Music Score nominee 1982
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Sound nominee 1982
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Cinematography nominee 1982
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress nominee 1982 Jane Fonda
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Film Editing nominee 1982
  • Nominee, Golden Globe Awards - Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee 1982
  • Nominee, Afi - Top 100 Movies nominee
  • Winner, Academy Awards - Best Writing Adapted Screenplay 1982
  • Winner, Academy Awards - Best Actor 1982 Henry Fonda
  • Winner, Academy Awards - Best Actress 1982 Katharine Hepburn
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Picture nominee 1982
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Director nominee 1982 Mark Rydell
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Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

There is a natural rhythm to the film that makes its own quiet, life-affirming statement.

Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune, 2013-02-06


When it sometimes seems the whole society has spiritually decamped for Tinseltown, the movie offers the hope that people can come home again-at least for a visit.

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, 2011-06-07


Without question, these are major, meaty roles for Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda, and there could have been little doubt that the two would work superbly together.

Variety Staff, Variety, 2008-02-04


Watching the movie, I felt I was witnessing something rare and valuable.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2004-10-23


On Golden Pond is a mixed blessing, but it offers one performance of rare quality and three others that are very good. That's not half-bad.

Vincent Canby, New York Times, 2004-08-30


Two of Hollywood's best-loved veterans deserved a far better swan song than this sticky confection.

Review, Time Out, 2006-01-26


The cinematic equivalent of shrink-wrapping, in which all of the ideas, feelings, characters, and images are neatly separated and hermetically sealed to prevent spoilage, abrasion, or any contact with the natural world.

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, 2000-01-01