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A Woman Under the Influence

A Woman Under the Influence

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A Woman Under the Influence

Mabel Longhetti (Gena Rowlands), desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick (Peter Falk). Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her return, which holds more than a few surprises.

USA, 1974, 155 minutes, Rated R, Directed by John Cassavetes

  • “Perhaps the greatest of Cassavetes' films.”

    – Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
  • “An astonishing, compulsive film, directed with a crackling energy.”

    – David Pirie, TIME OUT
  • “His unsparing actors' tour de force (Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk at their career peaks) reveals just how much today's Sundance family dramas owe to indie movement founder John Cassavetes.”

    – David Lamble, BAY AREA REPORTER
  • “His most devastating film to date, it proves Cassavetes is a master of sensitivity, intimacy and passion on the screen.”

    – Jacoba Atlas, LOS ANGELES FREE PRESS
  • “Falk and the rest of the cast are exceptional -- even the smallest roles feel spot-on -- but Rowlands is the film.”

    – Tim Grierson, VILLAGE VOICE
  • “Falk and Rowlands -- in performances of almost indescribable intensity -- detail a marriage anchored by love, but tossed by the expectations of others and the unpredictable swell of madness.”

    – Keith Phipps, AV CLUB
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