The Bell Jar (1979)

The Bell Jar





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Sylvia Plath's feminist manifesto The Bell Jar is not exactly the most filmable of literary properties, but Larry Peerce, who'd previously done all right by Philip Roth's Goodbye Columbus, gives it the old college try. Marilyn Hassett, best known as the star of The Other Side of the Mountain, plays the Sylvia Plath counterpart, here a chronic overachiever named Esther. The film details Esther's mental decline and ultimate breakdown, laying blame squarely on the male-dominated Status Quo. While … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Marjorie Kellogg
On DVD: Jul 2, 1990
AVCO Embassy Pictures



as Esther Greenwood

as Mrs. Greenwood

as Dr. Nolan

as Jay Cee

as Mr. Gilling

as Bea Ramsey

as Vikki St. John

as Toni LaBouchere

as Jane McLode

as Professor Edwards

as Young man

as Student editor

as Student editor

as Student editor

as Student Editor

as Dr. Richards

as Cab driver
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