Period of Adjustment (1962)

Period of Adjustment


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Based on play by Tennessee Williams, this comedy chronicles the marital turmoil suffered by a newlywed couple. Fortunately, a good friend, a veteran of a failed marriage, shows up to save them.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Isobel Lennart
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On DVD: Nov 18, 1992


as Isabel Haverstick

as George Haverstick

as Ralph Baitz

as Dorothea Baitz

as Stewart P. McGill

as Mrs. Alice McGill

as Desk Sergeant
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Period of Adjustment is lower case Tennessee Williams, but it also illustrates that lower case Williams is superior to the upper case of most modern playwrights.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

All in all, it's an appealing mix, even if the shifts in tone seem to unsettle cast and director alike. First-rate performances, though, especially from Fonda, as a wide-eyed Southern belle.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

If anyone else but Williams had written this stage play, it might have been hailed by everyone.

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Based on Tennessee Williams first conscious effort to write a straight conventional comedy, this verbose screen version, starrig the young Janes Finda, is disappointingly directed by George Roy Hill.

Full Review… | April 28, 2012

It veered wonderfully between adult comedy and poignant tender moments.

Full Review… | January 6, 2010
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May 24, 2007

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