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Military Movie Pick: ‘Private Benjamin’ (1980)

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If you’re in the mood for a lighthearted look at the military wrapped in pure 1980s camp, watch — or if you’re like me, re-watch — Private Benjamin. Co-written by Nancy Meyers, the film stars Goldie Hawn as a high-society widow (spoiler: the groom doesn’t make it through the wedding night) who chucks it all to join the military. Meyers and Hawn also produced this Oscar-nominated comedy classic.

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