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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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Amy Brower
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Howard Carpenter
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Gert Meredith
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Joseph Provo
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Madge Frazier
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Sherman Cooke (as Jonathan Lippe)
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James Brower
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Frawley King (as A. Scott Beach)
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Hardware Clerk
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Earl of Kent (as Joseph Spano)
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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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Two Is a Happy Number  »

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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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Referenced in Lovelace (2013) See more »

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Le Soleil, la Mer et les Bateaux
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Jean Dréjac
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A Parade Of Wonderful Actors Delivering A Heartwarming Story
18 February 2000 | by (Rio de Janeiro) – See all my reviews

Some movies present such basic, utterly simple storylines, that the only thing that can actually save them from turning into mediocre flicks is how they are executed. And that's the case of Rebecca Morris' 'One Is A Lonely Number'. It's the simple tale of a recently divorced woman, Aimee, who slowly discovers how to get along with her life, growing through pain, loss, heartache and the dealing of loneliness. If you think it's familiar, you're right. The same subject has been brought up oh so many times throughout the last three decades - mostly on campy tearjerkers - but they can't be compared with this one.

Trish Van Devere ~ Day Of The Dolphin, etc... ~ surrenders completely to her role, and gives the performance of a life time. Melvyn Douglas... well, what can I say about him?

Plus, bits from a very sarcastic, cynical Janet Leigh, fresh from such flops as 'Hello Down There'.

It's all delivered to you from a gentle, bittersweet point of view. The pacing is perfect, for it gives the film a reality touch. The music... well, four words for you... Michel Legrand... Bossa Nova.

And some scenes deserve special attention... Trish's reaction to King Lear, and sobbing on Douglas' shoulders. Trish's seduction of Monte Markham and finally... the last scene...

Have a box of Kleenex handy. Do yourself that favor... :)


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