Rachel, Rachel

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

An impressive directorial debut for Newman, Rachel, Rachel stars his wife, Joanne Woodward, and their daughter Nell Potts. An account of a spinster striving to break out of her frustrating job as a teacher and her demanding home life, looking after her mother, the film's virtues lie in the wry observation of Rachel's slipping into a second childhood when James Olson appears on the scene as a possible saviour. While in no way as powerful as Barbara Loden's Wanda, Newman's film none the less captures the quiet desperation of enforced life in sleepytown America.

Details

Release details

Duration:
101 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Paul Newman
Screenwriter:
Stewart Stern
Cast:
Kate Harrington
James Olson
Bernard Barrow
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Joanne Woodward
Nell Potts
Estelle Parsons
Donald Moffat