DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE in 35mm
Tina Balser (Carrie Snodgress, who received an Academy Award® nomination and a Golden Globe® for her performance) is a New York City housewife being driven crazy by her arrogant attorney husband Jonathan (Richard Benjamin) and their two spoiled daughters. Jonathan relentlessly pursues financial success, moving Tina to have an illicit affair with George (Frank Langella), a self-centered social-climber. She dumps both men and enters group therapy but fails to find emotional peace in that setting as well. Directed by Frank Perry (DAVID AND LISA, PLAY IT AS IT LAYS) from a script by then-wife Eleanor Perry, the film also features Alice Cooper's first appearance on the big screen. (Note adapted from Universal Pictures.) DIR/PROD Frank Perry; SCR Eleanor Perry, from the novel by Sue Kaufman. U.S., 1970, color, 95 min. RATED R
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