Diary of a Mad Housewife 1970
Frank and Eleanor Perry's adaptation of Sue Kaufman’s novel is a delightfully acerbic glimpse at gender roles in the early 1970s.
Carrie Snodgress plays Tina Balser, an upper-middle-class New York City wife whose husband Jonathan (Richard Benjamin) essentially consigns her to a role like those of the circus attendants who follow the elephants around and tidy up their droppings. Tina's suffocation and frustration reach new depths when Jonathan takes on ambitions to join the urban jet-set of literati and financial speculators, which is the only explanation for why she would begin an affair with George (Frank Langella), a grotesquely self-absorbed writer who proves to be as repellent as her spouse.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:35:26 | 29.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

Director: Frank Perry
Cast: Richard Benjamin, Frank Langella, Carrie Snodgress
Country: USA
Genre: Comedy, Drama

• Audio Commentary by Screenwriter Larry Karaszewski with Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
• Trailers