Only When I Laugh Reviews
I love this movie. Yea,its a bit stagey(It's Neil Simon afterall), but I love Marsha's performance. If Hepburn weren't up for On Golden Pond that year Marsha would've won the Oscar.
Plus, what always gets overlooked is the brilliant choice Mason makes as an actress at the end of the film when in a flash she realizes that her "friends" are enabling her and maybe she may have to let them go. Critics didn't give this film enough credit for it's take on not just alcoholism but love addiction. And let's not forget McNichol's brilliant confrontation scene with Mason after McNichol tries to get drunk to see what her mother sees in it.
"does it hurt?"
"only when i laugh"