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The Family Way (1966)

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Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, who's marriage has yet to be consummated.

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Married life is proving difficult for newlyweds Jenny and Arthur. With well meaning but interfering parents, nosey neighbors, and a town that thrives on gossip, can their marriage last? With all these pressures it's no wonder their personal life is suffering. Will there ever be any good news? Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Lucy Fitton: Some men never grow up, do they?
Liz Piper: [softly sobbing]
Jenny Fitton: What's up with you, mum?
Lucy Fitton: It's a big moment for a mother, luv. A daughter's first night.
Liz Piper: [continues sobbing] I just can't believe she's ready about it. I feel there was so much I should have told her.
Molly Thompson: I'll give you a couple of tips, luv. Never show pleasure. You know what I mean, don't you?
Lucy Fitton: Not that there ever is much.
Molly Thompson: Aye, you're right there. Never actually refuse, though. It makes a man feel small. And they take it out of your house-keeping money.
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Very touching
15 January 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Young British working-class newlyweds are having trouble consummating their marriage whilst living with the in-laws, and it gets even worse when neighbors start speculating about the groom's "performance". A realistic play on a modern-day situation that is still timeless. The elders in this film are especially amazing, their roles full of dimension, though everyone here excels with the solid, no-frills screenplay. This is one of Hayley Mills' best movies, as she exhibits a strong, self-assured presence and lends nuances to every scene (she's captivating). Paul McCartney contributed the background score, and his main theme is lovely. A fine film. *** from ****


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