Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about ... See full summary »
Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, successful and blatantly sadistic writer. Finally after George has tormented Tina in much the same manner Jonathan has, and has been unfaithful to boot, she goes back to her husband and begins group therapy. Written by
Richard Benjamin and Carrie Snodgress are a married couple who are plagued with the preconceived notion that a prerequisite to living in Central Park West means being content with nothing!!!...Richard Benjamin is an attorney who is floundering in his attempt to be accepted into New York's intellectual circles!!!..Carrie Snodgress is a housewife who is fatigued with domestic malaise and always seems to be the scapegoat for her husband's frustrations...As a diversion, she seeks a form of social escapism by way of a gigolo...The relationship is manifested through sophisticated encounter...The gigolo is a precocious punk who gets emotionally abusive to her...As a result the wife (Carrie Snodgress) feels more isolated and confused than ever before in her life...At the end of the film, the wife finds out that her gigolo prefers the boys, and the husband is resolutely defeated by irrational conclusions in every aspect of his life...The lavish parties, the academic pretensions, and the extensive therapy are all urban subterfuges for individual insecurity!!!
The characters and the social situations are extremely well developed, especially in that they bring out the nuances as being the true culprits for this married couple's precarious existence!!!...This film makes avoidable disappointments a very emphatic reality!!... An Excellent!!!Excellent!!!Excellent!!! Excellent Film!!!!
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