A Woman Under the Influence ★★½

"will you stand up for me dad?"

there are glimpses of brilliance here. the last 30 minutes are heartbreaking. the fact that the children are the only ones protecting this poor woman...god. there's only so much emotional abuse and neglecte a woman can take before she breaks and starts screaming for help. but other than Gena Rowlands finding the humanity in her character no one else felt like a real human fucking being. every time Peter Falk screamed i thought, "god, again?" I'm so disappointed I didn't like this.

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