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Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
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Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Filmed in 1971 under the title The Widower, Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing finally reached the screen in 1973. Set in Spain, the film stars Timothy Bottoms as the aimless son of doctor Charles Baxter. While bicycling through the Spanish countryside, Charles makes the acquaintance of much-older Lila (Maggie Smith.) He falls in love with her, but she is resistant. Eventually touched by Charles' clumsy sincerity, Lila invites him to bed. The film then wanders into Love Story territory when Lila is afflicted by a terminal illness. Director Alan J. Pakula completed Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing during the "cooling off" period between his more famous Klute (1971) and The Parallax View (1974).
Plot: bicycle, older woman younger man relationship, duke, countryside, teacher, wedding, writers, vacation, jealousy, tourist, peasant, bus, spinster, father son relationship, teenage boy, terminal illness, thirty something, shyness, dying, jealous lover, lovers reunited, older woman younger man, asthma, tour bus, rental car
Place: spain

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