About

Mabel Longhetti, desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick. Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her re...

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Directed by

John Cassavetes

Written by

John Cassavetes (Screenplay)

Runtime

155 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

los angeles mental breakdown unfaithfulness

Lists

#104 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#123 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#81 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Oscar nomination for Best Director