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Interiors (1978)

PG | | Drama | 6 October 1978 (Canada)
Three sisters find their lives spinning out of control in the wake of their parents' sudden, unexpected divorce.

Director:

Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kristin Griffith ... Flyn
Mary Beth Hurt ... Joey
Richard Jordan ... Frederick
Diane Keaton ... Renata
E.G. Marshall ... Arthur
Geraldine Page ... Eve
Maureen Stapleton ... Pearl
Sam Waterston ... Mike
Missy Hope Missy Hope ... Young Joey
Kerry Duffy Kerry Duffy ... Young Renata
Nancy Collins Nancy Collins ... Young Flyn
Penny Gaston Penny Gaston ... Young Eve
Roger Morden Roger Morden ... Young Arthur
Henderson Forsythe Henderson Forsythe ... Judge Bartel
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Storyline

The story of a very dysfunctional family and what happens when the parents divorce. Eve (Geraldine Page) and Arthur (EG Marshall) are a 60-something couple, recently separated. They have three adult daughters - Renata (Diane Keaton), Joey (Mary Beth Hurt) and Flyn (Kristin Griffith). Renata is a poet and is married to Frederick (Richard Jordan). Joey is (reluctantly) in advertising and is married to Mike (Sam Waterston). Flyn is a film and TV actress. Eve is an incredibly negative woman and this has had a toxic effect on her children. This results in stifling, unsupportive relationships and joyless lives. Written by grantss

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The One Movie You Should Not Miss This Year

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1978 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Anhedonia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,432,366

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,432,366
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Reportedly, Woody Allen was reluctant to discuss the movie's story during production. See more »

Goofs

During the ending credits when the producers' acknowledgments are given, it is misspelled as "ackowledge." See more »

Quotes

Renata: I can't seem to shake the real implication of dying. It's terrifying. The intimacy of it embarrasses me.
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Crazy Credits

Casting director Juliet Taylor's name is spelled Juilet Taylor in the credits. See more »

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Soundtracks

Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
(1932)
Written by Fats Waller (uncredited) & Andy Razaf (uncredited)
Performed by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra (as Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra)
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Wooddy Allen at his darkest, also at his most beautiful
9 January 2017 | by MutotoSee all my reviews

Interiors is often mentioned as Woody Allen's most serious film and for good reason. Humour, even dark humour, is practically absent from 'Interiors', as if Allen was trying to tell the world that he could embrace melodrama as genuinely as with comedy. His stylistic changes caused a lot of controversy at the time of release, but all these years after, what you have here is an amazing script, a very rigorous direction and as usual in Woody's films, a superb cast. All of the characters hide a lot more than what they show, their feelings, their fears, their frustrations. Never was the sense of loss as crushing as in 'Interiors', with no room for comfort. An amazing film to include among Allen's most accomplished works.


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