Duration: 117 min.
The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday life. She feels cheated by an older generation that taught her to settle for nothing less than storybook finales, people who are disillusioned and restless and don't know why, people for whom life holds no easy answers. Great supporting cast includes John Forsythe, Teresa Wright, Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Jones, Bobby Darin, Tina Louise, Dick Shawn, and Nanette Fabray.
disturbing, serious, gloomy, realistic
suburbs, unsupportive spouse, crumbling marriage, couple relations, impossible love, infidelity, dysfunctional family, suburban life, estrangement, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, best friends, prostitute, on the run, feminism, innocence lost, midlife crisis, social decay, dishonesty, nagging and grouching, lifestyle, see through clothes, anniversary party ...