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Rabbit, Run (1970)

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A young married couple struggle with their personal problems and their union and the forthcoming birth oftheir unwanted child in this grim domestic drama. Much of the story centers on the husband, a former high school basketball star who is unable to leave the glory days behind and fashion a future for himself and his wife. Though pregnant, the wife is constantly drunk and the two constantly bicker. One night, they have row and the husband takes off to stay with his now-impoverished former coach thereby setting the stage for further turmoil and tragedy. The plot for Rabbit, Run is based on a John Updike novel.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Howard B. Kreitsek
On DVD: Mar 16, 2010
Runtime:
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Cast

James Caan
as Rabbit Angstrom
Carrie Snodgress
as Janice Angstrom
Jack Albertson
as Marty Tothero
Melodie Johnson
as Lucy Eccles
Henry Jones
as Mr. Angstrom
Carmen Mathews
as Mrs. Springer
Nydia Westman
as Mrs. Smith
Josephine Hutchinson
as Mrs. Angstrom
Don Keefer
as Mr. Springer
Margot Stevenson
as Mrs. Tothero
Sondra Scott
as Miriam Angstrom
Arthur Hill
as Rev. Jack Eccles
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Okay, so I read the book and largely disliked the lead character Rabbit Angstrom, but wanted to try to check out this film to see if I was missing something, and I can report that I was not.

The lead is a whiny jerk-off whose life doesn't work out as expected and for some reason we're supposed to find it interesting that he abandons his dull wife and child (who is also pregnant again, I might add) to go chase pussy for a few months?

There's just no one in this shit to find compelling or sympathetic at all, and I puzzle over why it's such a fixture of American literature.

Pass, unless you're just a huge fan of the source material or the actors involved.

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