Rachel, Rachel (1968)




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In this melodrama, Rachel Cameron is a 35-year-old unmarried schoolteacher who feels as though she's wasted her life. Rachel's best friend invites her to attend a religious revival meeting. This is the first of several cathartic incidents which convince Rachel to kick over the traces and express her own needs.
Classics , Drama , Romance
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Warner Bros.

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Joanne Woodward
as Rachel Cameron
James Olson
as Nick Kazlik
Kate Harrington
as Mrs. Cameron
Estelle Parsons
as Calla Mackie
Donald Moffat
as Niall Cameron
Terry Kiser
as Preacher
Franco Corsaro
as Hector Jonas
Bernard Barrow
as Leighton Siddley
Nell Potts
as Rachel as a Child
Violet Dunn
as Verla
Izzy Singer
as Lee Shabab
Tod Engle
as Nick as a child
Bruno Engle
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Rachel, Rachel

All Critics (7)

Woodward carries everything with her faultless performance.

Full Review… | March 5, 2009
Combustible Celluloid

Well-directed by Paul Newman, the film chronicles the ordinary life of its unsung heroine, a small-town spinsterish teacher, beautifully played by Joanne Woodward.

Full Review… | October 20, 2006

Fine acting all around (Joanne Woodward especially), and sensitive Paul Newman direction.

December 29, 2005

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November 12, 2005

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October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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February 17, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Rachel, Rachel

A bit flawed by the excess of flashbacks and oniric sequences. Nevertheless, amazing performance by Mrs. Newman

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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Joanne Woodward stars a Rachel, a timid and sexually frustrated 35-year old schoolteacher who's desperate for a change in her life; a summer fling throws her emotions into chaos. A slow, quiet film about ordinary sadness and triumph; the movie requires a star turn from Woodward to pull it off, and gets it.

Greg S
Greg S

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found this movie slow moving and postively boring~!!!!!

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