A Woman under the Influence

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A Woman under the Influence ★★★ 1974 (R)

Strong performances highlight this overlong drama about a family's disintegration. Rowlands is the lonely, middle-aged housewife who's having a breakdown and Falk is her blue-collar husband who can't handle what's going on. 147m/C VHS, DVD . Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Matthew Cassel, Matthew Laborteaux, Christina Grisanti; D: John Cassavetes; W: John Cassavetes; C: Caleb Deschanel, Mitch Breit. Golden Globes ‘75: Actress—Drama (Rowlands); Natl. Bd. of Review ‘74: Actress (Rowlands), Natl. Film Reg. ‘90.