Diary of a Mad Housewife

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Diary of a Mad Housewife ★★★ 1970 (R)

Despairing of her miserable family life, a housewife has an affair with a writer only to find him to be even more selfish and egotistical than her no-good husband. Snodgress plays her character perfectly, hearing the insensitive absurdity of her husband and her lover over and over again, enjoying her martyrdom even as it drives her crazy. 94m/C VHS . Carrie Snodgress, Richard Benjamin, Frank Langella; D: Frank Perry. Golden Globes '71: Actress—Mus./Comedy (Snodgress); Natl. Bd. of Review '70: Support. Actor (Langella).