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The Arrangement (1969)

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Kirk Douglas has an extreme case of mid-life crisis in Elia Kazan's turgid melodrama (adapted from his best-selling novel). Douglas plays successful advertising executive Eddie Anderson, who cracks under the strain of the morning rush hour in Los Angeles and plows his sports car into a truck. Landing in a convalescent home, Eddie remains mute to everyone except his boss Finnegan (Charles Drake). In his recovery room, Eddie dreams about co-worker Gwen (Faye Dunaway), a sexy research assistant at

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Drama, Classics

Elia Kazan

Jan 30, 2007

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (6)

Kazan seems to have turned his search for identity into a callous soap opera, unworthy of a man of Kazan's true talent.

November 1, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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The movie finally pounds at our moral sense so much that our moral sense wearies and becomes defensive, and we are finally just grateful for Faye Dunaway's beauty, and the way she doesn't raise her voice.

November 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Overlong, glum, pretentious and glossy soap opera.

May 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A real shame.

November 1, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Very minor Kazan

July 11, 2007
Atlantic City Weekly

What anchors the film in place are the performances of Douglas, Deborah Kerr as his wife and most especially a positively glowing Faye Dunaway.

June 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

bizarrely disjointed

February 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Audience Reviews for The Arrangement

Flat searching for meaning drama with high quality cast ill served by the director and script. Deborah Kerr's role as a doormat of a wife is beneath her. Faye is incredibly beautiful here.
February 9, 2010
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jay nixon

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A chaotic but thrilling collage of semi-formed ideas. There are as many moments of inspired acting as there are moments of miscalculation and confusion. Visually wild and very different from most of Kazan's other work.
February 2, 2011
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