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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Peter Falk
Gena Rowlands
Matthew Cassel
Directors
John Cassavetes
Screenwriters
John Cassavetes
Running Time
141 minutes

A Woman under the Influence
A film about going insane from the trivialities of an everyday life.


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Plot
An happy, suburban American house wife slowly begins to go stir crazy, hurling insults at anyone who will listen, while her husband looks on in bewilderment.


Verdict
As with most Cassavetes' it is Rowlands who steals this show, this time expertly playing the happy housewife slowly going off the rails while Falk plays the part of her bewildered husband. At two-and-a-half hours, it could easily have dragged but with such strong performances, you're left wanting more.


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