‘A Woman Under the Influence’ 1974

Mabel Longhetti (Gena Rowlands), desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick (Peter Falk). 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 thoughts on “‘A Woman Under the Influence’ 1974”

  1. This is one of my absolute favourite films and I will definitely be reviewing it on my blog at some point. I feel like it realistically portrays how an individual’s health with a mental illness can deteriorate as well as it’s effects on the family.

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