There’s No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (1973)

There's No Time for Love, Charlie BrownThere’s No Time for Love, Charlie Brown Review

There’s No Time for Love, Charlie Brown is a 1973 animated television special and the ninth entry in the Peanuts series. It is flawed, but very sophisticated.

Charlie Brown and all the kids have a school assignment. Meanwhile, Peppermint Patty is in love with Charlie. Yes, that happened. And yes, it was definitely odd to see. However, I still liked it overall as it had some fine interactions between the two and Patty has rarely been this likable. The newly introduced character of Marcy is also interesting and she and Patty are a great duo.

This special is problematic because the first half is too slow and filled with poor editing with annoying cuts or so-called sketches. That was frustrating. Also, the humor isn’t that good this time around and that is a big problem. However, it does have its fantastic lines that are not only funny, but very observant and clever. Sally in particular is funny as she always is. Snoopy was forgettable, but all the other characters are very well realized with the screenplay also being quite solid and often interesting and smart.

There’s No Time for Love, Charlie Brown if a flawed entry, but what it lacks in humor, it compensates in the script which is quite good with some very clever lines and nicely used characters.

My Rating – 3.4

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