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Two Is a Happy Number (1972)

One Is a Lonely Number (original title)
PG | | Drama | 18 August 1972 (Ireland)
A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her husband will come back to her. After uncovering disturbing new information about her husbands infidelity, she finally comes to realize her marriage is truly over. And it is only then that she discovers what is truly important in life. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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When your husband walks out, there are three things you gotta do... get a job, get a lawyer, and get a man.

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First film role of any kind for Joe Spano, who was credited as Joseph Spano, and who portrayed Earl of Kent. See more »

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Le Soleil, la Mer et les Bateaux
Music by Michel Legrand
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Intelligent Study of Life Alone
17 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Somebody's always saying goodbye, as an Anne Murray song goes. Here, Trish van Devere's husband has left her. After arguments and differences, the last straw was when she threw his copy of Milton out the window of their New York apartment. Being alone was the last thing she expected to be after her four years with James, but now she's alone. Of course, she's got girlfriends (like Jane Elliott) who want to hook her up, but she's so depressed and in shock. Oh, and yeah, she needs a job now. The employment place maybe has something, if she's nice to him. But he's a creep. There's the old man who runs the grocery store, whose wife died a few years ago. He's nice to talk to, played by Melvyn Douglas. She takes a job as a lifeguard, of all things! Between all her highs and lows and meeting a possible suitor in Monte Markham, she tries to find her independent soul. While the film does reflect the loneliness and despondency of her situation, it does not wallow in it and therefore manages to entertain the viewer while relating to her pain. The supporting cast is very good, but the film belong to Ms. Van Devere. Watch "One is a Lonely Number" and learn that you need not feel weak and dependent on another, and that as one you can be strong.


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