Two-part, four-hour followup to "A Woman of Substance" with Deborah Kerr, now playing Emma Harte at age 80 in the last winter of her life and dealing with her granddaughter Paula, as well ... See full summary »
Henry deserted his wife (Jenny) and daughters (Samantha and Kat) over a year ago leaving them with debts that jeopardize retaining the old family home. Henry returns during the weekend of ... See full summary »
A young woman (Crystal Bernard) aware of her father's (James Brolin) affair with another woman becomes convinced of his guilt after her mother (Dee Wallace Stone) is found murdered in this fact-based movie.
Bored housewife Donna Mills is frustrated by husband James Brolin's lack of attention, so she indulges in sexual fantasies about other men. Her fantasies are accompanied by light FM music that makes the scenes reminiscent of a soft porn flick, except for the fact that not a hint of flesh below her neck is exposed.
It's difficult to feel sympathy for Donna Mills' character here. She's a knockout, and she has a stable of handsome young studs who flirt with her throughout the movie and appear only too willing to take Brolin's place. Mills' concerns around getting older are expressed when she stumbles during an attempted cartwheel. Pretty lame!
The dialog is appalling, marked by inane psychobabble. The only scenes that register convincingly are toward the end when Brolin rages over his wife's infidelity.
The casting director was obviously doing his job, however, ensuring that this effort is at least good to look at. Just be sure to turn down the sound!
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