Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Forgotten Movies: SUMMER WISHES, WINTER DREAMS
It makes me angry that this is the sort of film doesn't get made anymore--not even by the independent filmmakers. At least not in the US. Joanne Woodward excelled at playing the sort of woman this is about. Vaguely disappointed, vaguely under-appreciated, vaguely bored,and yet she never lost the audience's sympathy because at heart she was a good soul. Although Martin Balsam playing her husband does appreciate her--she not so much him. This is as much like an Alice Munro short story as I have seen on screen. A few months in the lives of a married couple suffering from their son's absence, which they have in some way caused.