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Leola Boone
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The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his long-suffering wife Isabelle, flirtatious Leola Boone and her sadistic husband Troy, hard working Herman Kreitzer and his understanding wife Betty, and newlyweds Jean and David Martin. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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According to a fan letter to Sandra Dodd, this is David Bowie's favorite film. See more »

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Featured in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) See more »

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Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Carroll Coates
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Now this is acting...
18 June 1999 | by (Hamilton, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This is not the sort of movie, I usually like. It's basically a soap opera about of the lives of 4 young married couples in a new community in California. What makes it stand out is the truly amazing performances of the actors - Oscar material, certainly. It's well worth the rental, if you can find it. Occasionally shown at 2am on access cable, this is a hidden gem.


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