A Woman Under the Influence
Drama • 1974 • 2 hr 35 min
may be an unpopular opinion, but one of the most nurturing and caring mothers on film. her struggles waved off as housewife hysterics. wow!
You keep waiting for disaster, but it is mostly emotional, not physical.
Damn, white people really got the fatigue or something huh?
Gena Rowlands is unforgettable in her portrayal of woman on the edge of mental breakdown. Cassavetes' directing is superb.
Harrowing. One of the most genuine performances of mental illness I've ever seen.
Gina Rowlands is brilliant in this role created by her husband Cassavettes. It is rough and real.
Alcoholic wife with abusive husband. Acting is raw and disturbing. But may be eye opening. As Picasso said, 'Art isn't meant to be pretty.'
Dark, painful, and oppressive from beginning to end. I couldn’t really get into this, although I greatly respect the filmmaking.
Creative and has a consistently interesting atmosphere around it. A little dated but still very watchable
A tense look into the life of an eccentric and fragile woman whose husband tries his best to sustain the family but sadly overwhelmed.
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