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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.

Director:

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

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The cast includes three Oscar winners: Gene Hackman, John Houseman, and Sandy Dennis; and three Oscar nominees: Gena Rowlands, Bruce Jay Friedman, and Sir Ian Holm. See more »

Goofs

In the credits, Erik Satie's Gymnopédie No. 3 is listed. However, it is Gymnopédie No. 1 which is played in the film. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

Referenced in Wild Man Blues (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Perdido
(1941)
Written by Juan Tizol
Performed by Dave Brubeck Quartet (as The Dave Brubeck Quartet)
Courtesy of Fantasy Records
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My brief review of the film
12 May 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

Bergmanesque territory for Allen again, this is an intriguing and well directed film in Bergman's style, however unlike in some of Allen's earlier Bergman ventures this one feels like less of a copy and more so just a unique drama. The film is philosophical without the ideas seeming intangible, and some of the points are very interesting, like how the pain of others can cause one to realise one's own, and how fascinating it is to hear someone else's revelations. It is not a minute too long, and the dialogue is great, but if one was to flaw it, Allen's choice of music seems a little off-balance, the narration is a touch cold, and whilst not bad, the performances are generally rather ordinary. But all these problems are very slight, as the overall production is fascinating and thought-provoking stuff about how one reflects on oneself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Woman 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

Gross USA:

$1,562,749

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,562,749
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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