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Another Woman (1988)

PG | | Drama | 18 November 1988 (USA)
Facing a mid-life crisis, a woman rents an apartment next to a psychiatrist's office to write a new book, only to become drawn to the plight of a pregnant woman seeking that doctor's help.

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Woody Allen

Writer:

Woody Allen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gena Rowlands ... Marion
Mia Farrow ... Hope
Ian Holm ... Ken
Blythe Danner ... Lydia
Gene Hackman ... Larry
Betty Buckley ... Kathy
Martha Plimpton ... Laura
John Houseman ... Marion's Father
Sandy Dennis ... Claire
David Ogden Stiers ... Young Marion's Father
Philip Bosco ... Sam
Harris Yulin ... Paul
Frances Conroy ... Lynn
Fred Melamed ... Patient's Voice / Engagement Party Guest
Kenneth Welsh ... Donald
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Storyline

Having recently turned fifty, Marion feels that she has led a so far blessed life. The well-respected Dean of Philosophy at a women's college, she is currently on sabbatical to write her latest book. Although her first husband Sam died tragically fourteen years ago from a mixture of alcohol and pills, she has recently remarried to Ken, who, married at the time, pursued her, while Ken's writer friend, Larry, also professed his love for her. She has a good relationship with her step-daughter Laura, seemingly better than Laura has with either Ken or Laura's own volatile mother, Kathy. Between her and her brother Paul, Marion always had the attention of their academic father. And she and Ken have a wide circle of friends with who they regularly and willingly socialize. But a series of incidents with these people in her life makes Marion wonder about the decisions that she's made, most specifically whether her cerebral and judgmental nature has been alienating to those around her. One of ... Written by Huggo

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Relationships and the choices we make in life

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La otra mujer See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$75,196, 16 October 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,562,749
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Whilst it is true that the tune of Gymnopédie No. 1 is played at the beginning of the film, it is not the piano version but rather the orchestral version orchestrated by Debussy. For some unknown reason, Debussy changed the numbers of the Gymnopédies: thus the orchestral version of Gymnopédie No. 3 bears the tune of Gymnopédie No. 1! See more »

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[first lines]
Marion: [voiceover] If someone had asked me when I reached my fifties to assess my life, I would have said that I had achieved a decent measure of fulfillment, both personally and professionally. Beyond that, I would say I don't choose to delve.
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Soundtracks

Roses of Picardy
(1916)
Music by Haydn Wood
Lyrics by Frederick Edward Weatherly (as Fred E. Weatherly)
Performed by Frankie Carle
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Another great Woody Allen drama
4 October 2003 | by GreensleevesSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie but not an easy one. It mixes the present with the past and dreams with real life. You will need to see it three or four times at least to get the best out of it but it's well worth doing. Every performance is spot on, every scene has a purpose, there is no padding here. It comes as a shock to Gena Rowlands character that she is not what she thought she was, that people do not view her in the way she thought they did.She takes a journey through her life to see what went wrong with the unwitting aid of a psychiatrist and patient in the apartment next door. The film ends abruptly without a proper resolution just as life can and does. The final line of Gena Rowlands beautiful narration will haunt you. A masterpiece of writing and direction to say nothing of superb acting and masterful cinematography.


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