A Woman Under the Influence


Drama / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 95%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 92%
IMDb Rating 8.2 10 17,651


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Gena Rowlands as Jerry Bondi
Matthew Labyorteaux as Angelo Longhetti
Peter Falk as Police Chief
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by votarus4 10 / 10 / 10

Cassavettes – The Anti-Hollywood

A man goes into a big, strange house with his family and friends. He is armed with script and camera, and proceeds to create a milestone work of American cinema – the key film of the 1970s. Above all else, `A Woman Under the Influence' is Anti-Hollywood, Anti-Establishment, Anti-Film. 1970's Hollywood may have defined itself with films like Godfather, Rocky, Annie Hall, and Deer Hunter – but real, unpredictable, chaotic life was Cassavettes' territory. Fact is, Hollywood will never be ready for uninhibited Mabel and her much crazier husband Nick. Nutty as she is, Mabel/Cassavettes does nothing but tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but. Hollywood at best, tells persuasive lies. So…, to get Hollywood ready for the Gospel of Cassavettes, the first thing that must happen is to banish the entire FX community; ship ‘em to Alcatraz where they can make blockbuster cartoons for each other. Second – the writers, directors and producers of said cartoons can go Vegas and try to `leave.' Those who remain will be entrusted with putting complex human beings who inhabit interesting lives and situations on the screen – not `role models' who traipse through neatly-plotted, highly-improbable, beautifully photographed, committee-designed plots. Get my point? By the way, Gena Rowlands in "Influence" gives one of the finest performances of the sound era. See this film. See it now. Right now.

Reviewed by jodyfranz 9 / 10 / 10

Really well done movie

I watched this because it was on a best movies on Netflix. I was really surprised by how engrossing this movie was. The acting was fantastic. It is a look into a family's life torn apart because the mom/wife is suffering from ... insanity... manic depression? Something... and a husbands desperation to keep it/himself/the family together. You really feel like you are in the movie with these people and at times it makes for very akward watching. Spoiler but not really - there is a scene where there are a whole bunch of guests eating dinner at the main character's house and the woman is getting a little to weird for the husband and he yells at her to sit the hell down and there is dead silence and akward shifting in chairs. Ugh it made me feel so uncomfortable I couldn't stop watching!!!

Reviewed by Scuba Girl 9 / 10 / 10

Gritty and raw look at family dynamics

First of all - enough with the trivializing "oh, of course a woman in this situation would go crazy". Mabel is mentally ill. Mental illness had more of a stigma in 1974 than 40+ years later, yet that doesn't diminish the impact of the movie or accolades of Rowlands' masterful performance. We respect Mabel for who she is - we sympathize with her. The strong performances of Rowland and Falk make for an engrossing film. The camera sits there and lets the scene happen, and what comes out is a gritty, realistic-looking piece of cinematographic history.

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