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Petulia ★★★★ 1968 (R)

Overlooked, offbeat drama about a flighty woman who spites her husband by dallying with a sensitive, recently divorced surgeon. Classic ‘60s document and cult favorite offers great performance from the appealing Christie, with Scott fine as the vulnerable surgeon. On-screen performances by the Grateful Dead and Big Brother. Among idiosyncratic director Lester's best. From the novel “Me and the Arch Kook Petulia” by John Haase. 105m/C VHS, DVD . George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain, Julie Christie, Shirley Knight, Arthur Hill, Joseph Cotten, Pippa Scott, Richard Dysart, Kathleen Widdoes, Austin Pendleton, Rene Auberjonois, Roger Bowen, Ellen Geer; D: Richard Lester; W: Lawrence B. Marcus; C: Nicolas Roeg; M: John Barry.