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A Woman Under the Influence


Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands View All


John Cassavetes (Screenplay), John Cassavetes (Director), John Cassavetes (Writer) View All

Release: Sep. 19th, 1974
Runtime: 2 hours, 35 minutes
Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her return, which holds more than a few surprises.
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4 A Woman Under the Influence
I watched HUSBANDS not that long ago, so it's kind of surprising to me that I watched another John Cassavetes movie so soon - A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE. ) I watched HUSBANDS not that long ago, so i...
24 A Woman Under The Influence (TCM Tonight!)
A little surprised they are showing a movie by John Cassavetes on TCM, but not that surprised. It's the best movie channel by FAR, so why not? I think Gena Rowlands performance is one of the best eve...
1 A Woman Under The Influence (Criterion on Youtube)
It's my #9 all-time, and this version has a few seconds I didn't see before. I took a pause to put this link, I'll come back with questions for those who saw it already. (I think most of Cassavetes' ...

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This film takes a different tack as we meet Mabel, a suburban housewife and mother of 3 played by Rowlands, whose mental issues initially appear to be something as simple as bipolar personality, something that can be dealt with via medication, but it is clear as we see Mabel interact in various soci....