The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Film

Drama

 

Time Out says

An engaging adaptation of Paul Zindel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which sees Paul Newman's cool, lucid direction transforming what could have been a pretentious domestic drama into a touching account of small joys in sad and stunted lives. Woodward is excellent as the slatternly mother of two daughters, one introverted and hiding a tenacious interest in science (the title refers to her school project), the other a boy-chasing cheerleader destined to follow in her mother's unsuccessful footsteps. Newman and Woodward's daughter Potts steals the movie, but what makes it so watchable is Newman's reluctance to sentimentalise.
0

Reviews

Add +

Release details

UK release:

1972

Duration:

101 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Paul Newman

Cast:

Nell Potts, Joanne Woodward, Judith Lowry, Roberta Wallach, Richard Venture

Producer:

Paul Newman

Music:

Maurice Jarre

Production Designer:

Gene Callahan

Screenwriter:

Alvin Sargent

Cinematography:

Adam Holender

Editor:

Evan Lottman

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5
LiveReviews|0
1 person listening