A man with no illusions marries a young woman who is brimming with idealism. She attempts to remake her husband with her overflowing optimism, but the marriage is severely strained when her... See full summary »
A man with no illusions marries a young woman who is brimming with idealism. She attempts to remake her husband with her overflowing optimism, but the marriage is severely strained when her first pregnancy ends in miscarriage. They separate, and the woman has a number of affairs, but eventually she returns to her husband. They have a daughter, then settle down to a life that is a blend of the husband's worldliness and the wife's idealism. Written by
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Short poignant film about the shaky marriage of romanticism and cynicism
A short poignant movie about the marriage of an incurable romantic and a cynical realist, their lives together, their children, and their troubles and triumphs (she likes to sail boats with handsome lovers; he is a termite inspector). Even though I saw this only once over thirty seven years ago at a small art house, and is completely unavailable in any format as far as I can tell, it has never left my imagination. Narrated by Burgess Meredith, it is (as all good movies are) both funny and tragic. Although not a great or major movie, it is too precious to be lost to time. Someone needs to preserve it so others can share in its magic.
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