Date: 11/14/2022 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT
Where to Watch: Streaming on HBO Max, Rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes, etc.


PRIVATE BENJAMIN was far ahead of its time in its depiction of a woman who gives up men and her privileged life for a career. Goldie Hawn's Oscar-nominated performance is deceptive, as it begins ditsy and silly but turns into something far more sophisticated and moving, and Eileen Brennan's tragicomic performance (also Oscar-nominated) nearly steals the show. Sharply-written and deliciously funny, PRIVATE BENJAMIN hails from a bygone era in which dialogue and character were king.


Charles Shyer

Guest Bio:

Charles Shyer is a filmmaker best known for writing and directing IRRECONCIBLE DIFFERNENCES, BABY BOOM, FATHER OF THE BRIDE, and FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II as well as writing such hits as SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT, PRIVATE BENJAMIN (Oscar nom), and THE PARENT TRAP (1998), among many others.