A bone-dry (not in terms of quality) comedy focusing on a woman's growing discontent with her marriage. She can't seem to do anything right in her husband's eyes, so she looks elsewhere for pleasure. I haven't hated a character as much as that husband in a long while. What an insufferable prick. It sucks that this film seems to have fallen through the cracks as it's full of 70s charm and an adorable Carrie Snodgress.
A forgotten/underrated gem of '70s New Hollywood. Carrie Snodgrass and Richard Benjamin are perfect, and Frank Langella is so mean, really something perfectly nasty. The Motherwell in his apartment is a great touch, and there is a great (early!) Alice Cooper performance, and a last-minute cameo by Peter Boyle! Amazon is selling this on DVD-R, printed on demand-I guess that's their new scam ($28) 2 versions are on YT.
Snodgrass is great at being interesting and not just pitiful given the material. Benjamin and Langella excel at playing very different assholes. Loved the anti-climatic ending with the rolling credits over the closeup on Tina.
For the sheer filmmaking, this movie dazzled me. 70s cinema never felt this breezy before! As for the content, we have a hilarious dry comedy about the role of a housewife who has been pushed and shoved into every social standard. Somehow the movie manages to not be a feminist rant but an emotional comedy in the end.