Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
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Superstardom was predicted for Carrie Snodgress on the basis of her spectacular film debut in Diary of a Mad Housewife. Snodgress plays the long-suffering wife of pushy, insensitive attorney Richard Benjamin. Unable to withstand being treated as a trophy (and a tarnished one at that), Snodgress has a brief affair with sexy Frank Langella. Alas, Langella, like virtually every other male character in the film, is just as selfish and self-involved as Benjamin. Even when she enters group therapy,
Aug 10, 1970 Wide
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An engrossing story of the disintegration of a modern loveless marriage.
It's an entertaining satire that disappoints only in the stereotypically limited choices it offers to the woman.
Among the performers, Carrie Snodgress will surely receive the critical praise she deeply deserves.
What makes the movie work, however, is that it's played entirely from the housewife's point of view, and that the housewife is played brilliantly by Carrie Snodgress.
Frank Perry's screen version lacks the satirical bite of the novel but benefits from the powerful performance of Carrie Snodgress who deservedly received an Oscar nomination.
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