Christmas Eve for the women in the Fairchild family is upset by the unexpected return of the head of the family, after 15 years in a psychiatric institution. His ex-wife leaves with her fiancé, but his daughter breaks off her own engagement to be with him.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what's now showing
Un breve filme que me retrae al escenario teatral. La trama de "A bill of divorcement" se comporta cual tragedia griega. Todo acontece en un mismo día. Justo a vísperas de un acontecimiento jubiloso se introduce el drama que agrietará la tranquilidad de los personajes. El nivel de performance es catárquico. La misma forma en que Capra registra (planos americanos) alude al teatro. Barrymore y Hepburn formidables.
Wonderful. One of the better films to discuss mental illness and not come off heavy handed. Barrymore is quite heartbreaking at times, and Hepburn delivers a real tour de force performance in this, her debut. Apparently Barrymore coached her quite a bit, you can tell. A real captivating film, just wish it was a bit longer.