A Woman Under the Influence is the story about the married couple Mabel (Rowlands) and Nick Longhetti (Falk) who is both what we can call mentally ill, though Nick is also insane, in are less harmful and more reliable way then Mabel is. Mabel seems to live in a different world than her husband which is not the real one. The only thing that holds their marriage together is their love for each other.
A Woman Under the Influence is one of those movies I like to call "unpleasant realism". It's a harrowing story, with real people and real issues, Insanity, and how it's effects the families, friends and specially the children which really horrified me, it was so terrible that If I had the power to really interact in a movie, it would have been this one, and the thing I would have done was called child services right away. Gene Rowlands delivers her sole greatest performance in her whole career.
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