It Sums Up The 70's Perfectly
What can you say about the 1970's? It was a bleak, dark, pointlessly
down decade. Made toward the end of the 70's (in 1978) "An Unmarried
Woman" pretty much captures that feeling perfectly. It was bleak, dark
and pointless. It begins with a marriage between Erica and Martin (Jill
Clayburgh and Michael Murphy) that seems OK on the outside, but you
know from the start that there are problems. It spends most of its time
watching Erica try to rebuild her life after Martin confesses that he's
fallen in love with a younger woman and leaves her, then it ends on a
rather pointless note as her new beau (played by Alan Bates) gives her
a huge painting that she struggles to carry home. It's needlessly long
(and seems longer thanks to a slow script) and - aside from Clayburgh's
performance (which was quite good) - does remind me of the '70's (and
I'm not just talking about how absolutely and hopelessly dated the
movie seems.) Like December 31, 1979 - when you were just glad the
decade was over and you could move on to the 80's, even though you had
no idea what the 80's would bring - you're just glad this movie comes
to an end and you can move on to something else, no matter what it
might be. 2/10.
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Jill's Unforgettable and Always Will Be!
Jill Clayburgh was a brilliant actress. In this film, she is the
leading lady, Erica Benton. As the film progresses with great New York
City locales to really boost the city in 1978, Erica loses her marriage
and somewhat goes through an identity crisis. She is also a mother of a
teenage daughter, Patty, who goes to private school in wealthy Upper
East Side of Manhattan. Erica and her husband, Martin, live in a
fabulous spacious apartment on the Upper East Side. She works downtown
at an art gallery part-time. When Martin announces that he's leaving
her for a younger model, she's speechless. Erica is truly believable
when she faces a life changed forever. She relies on her best
girlfriends and it reminds me of another foursome. The women are
believable and likable but they are also very supportive of Erica
during this time. Also, Erica starts seeing a therapist. Michael
Murphy's Martin is well-done. Sir Alan Bates does a brilliant job as
Saul Kaplan, the artist. But really the cast and crew did a fantastic
believable job. I love watching films in the 1970s about New York City..