Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge ★★★★ 1990 (PG-13)

Set in the ‘30s and ‘40s in Kansas City, Ivory's adaptation of Evan S. Connell's novels painstakingly portrays an upper middle-class family struggling to survive within an emotional vacuum. Newman and Woodward, together for the first time in many years as Walter and Ivory Bridge, bring a wealth of experience and insight to their characterizations. Many consider this to be Newman's best, most subtle and nuanced performance. 127m/C VHS, DVD . Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, Kyra Sedgwick, Blythe Danner, Simon Callow, Diane Kagan, Robert Sean Leonard, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh, Austin Pendleton, Gale Garnett, Remak Ramsay; D: James Ivory; W: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala; C: Tony Pierce-Roberts; M: Richard Robbins. N.Y. Film Critics ‘90: Actress (Woodward), Screenplay.