April 7, 2012

A Woman Under the Influence

From my Second Ebert's Great Movies Marathon, part 10 of 15

A Woman Under the Influence, 1974. A working-class housewife is mentally ill. Written & directed by John Cassavetes. Starring Peter Falk & Gena Rowlands.

Concept: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Story: 3/4 (Good)
Characters: 4/4 (Great)
Dialog: 4/4 (Great)
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 4/4 (Great)
Music: 4/4 (Great)
Subjective Rating: 5/10 (Indifferent, 2/4). It's an extremely well-made film, but difficult to watch. Uncomfortable, intense, and exhausting.
Objective Rating (Average): 3.2/4 (Very good)

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