Monday, February 22, 2010

365 Movies: Period of Adjustment Review

Period of Adjustment stars Tony Franciosa, Jane Fonda, Jim Hutton, and Lois Nettleton in this 1962 film. The film is about newlywed couple Mr. and Mrs. Haverstick(Hutton and Fonda), whom after just hours of being married, get into an enormous fight that nearly ends their marriage. George, feeling locked up in his marriage goes to old pal Ralph Baitz(Franciosa) for some help. The only problem is, Ralph is on the verge of having a divorce for himself and his advice for the newlywed's, doesn't pan out too well at times. The film drags a lot and makes you wish that they cut a good portion of the film out. Jane Fonda can be a little over the top. There are a lot of characters, that are dis-likable in the film, from Tony's Ralph to Mabel Albertson's role as the whinny and nagging Mother-in-law. The film could have definitely been better with an extremely talented cast but it went nowhere with me.

Review for Tomorrow: Any Wednesday

1 comment:

Kate Gabrielle said...

That's exactly how I felt about this movie... And I'd seen Sunday in New York and Barefoot in the Park first so I expected another fun comedy with Jane Fonda and was awfully disappointed! Maybe if she didn't have a fake accent it would have been at least a tolerable movie :)

I can't wait to hear what you think about Any Wednesday! Jane Fonda is SOOOOO much better in that one! :)