The film describes a few days in the life of the writer Robert Harmon and his sister Sarah. The decadent life of Robert is made of alcohol, cigarettes, and short-time relationships with women; women he interviews for a book, he spends a weekend with at a casino or fall in love with for the fun of an evening. Having no constraints, he his unable to be responsible for anything including the care of his son, leaving him alone in an hotel room and teaching the 12-years old boy how to drink. His life is made of his own phantasms as an artist. His sister is divorcing from her husband because of her exuberant and insane behavior. She scares her daughter Debbie who prefers to stay with her father, a decision that hurts Sarah very deeply and reinforces her nervous breakdown. Most of the movie takes place in the house of Robert. We watch Robert and Sarah struggling with their own lives. As the movie progresses, the house gets empty little by little... Written by
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Did You Know?
Wikipedia states that, according to Boston University film scholar Ray Carney, lead actress Gena Rowlands
"became involved in the screenings of [John Cassavetes
(1970) and Love Streams
(1984)", after Rowlands had attempted to allegedly suppress an early version of Cassavete's first film Shadows
(1959). See more
(at around 1h 40 mins) The camera crew can be seen clearly behind the taxi when Sarah brings the animals home to her brother. See more
Jack, I'm almost not crazy now.
I just don't care.
Referenced in Autumn Ball