Although one can't deny the entertainment value of Aldrich's adaptation of Frank Marcus's play about an ageing actress whose life falls apart as she loses first her job in a TV soap series and then her young girlfriend, it could never be described as either realistic or sensitive. Rather, with its stereotyping and tour de force bitchiness, it's like yet another instalment in the What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? saga. Cynical, objectionable, and fun, distinguished by Beryl Reid's marvellously energetic performance.
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