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Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973)

PG | | Drama | 30 August 1974 (Ireland)
Rita, a middle aged New York City homemaker, finds herself in an emotional crisis which forces her to re-examine her life, as well as her relationships with her mother, her eye doctor ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Rita, a middle aged New York City homemaker, finds herself in an emotional crisis which forces her to re-examine her life, as well as her relationships with her mother, her eye doctor husband, her alienated daughter and estranged son. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Summer and Winter Madness **1/2
9 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joanne Woodward in another frustrating Oscar nominated performance.

As a middle aged woman, Joanne faces a breakdown not helped when she accompanies her mother, a very old-looking Sylvia Sidney, to the movies and have her mother drop dead in the theater. This would be enough to set anyone off. Given Woodward's past movie history, it does not take much to accomplish this.

No matter where she is, she can't get her mother out of her mind. Her mother seems to be all over the place waving to her even at the top of a staircase.

Both Woodward and Sidney were Oscar nominated for best actress and supporting actress respectively. Mercifully, they both lost.

The fact remains that life has enough frustrations and even though dying is a part of it, we don't need the constant reminder. Get a life Ms. Woodward.


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