Jimmy is a self-loathing and frustrated musician who works at a candy shop. He takes out his rage on his long suffering wife and his business partner and best friend, who lives next door. ...
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A love triangle develops between smart disaffected working-class husband Jimmy Porter (Sir Kenneth Branagh), his reserved upper-middle-class wife Alison (Dame Emma Thompson) and her arrogant best friend Helena Charles (Siobhan Redmond).
Award winning director Lindsay Anderson (If..., O Lucky Man!) subverts the mockumentary genre and presents to the audience a detailed and humored account of what truly means to be Lindsay ... See full summary »
An impassive young girl is taken from her suicidal London life, back to her home in North England, on a bizarre bus trip. Seen through the poetic eye of the camera, this is a commentary of doomed British morbidity.
George and Betty, a middle-class English couple, have just moved into a big Edwardian house in London and are throwing a party to celebrate. Unfortunately, after ten days none of their ... See full summary »
Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.
Jimmy is a self-loathing and frustrated musician who works at a candy shop. He takes out his rage on his long suffering wife and his business partner and best friend, who lives next door. Jimmy's marital problems come to a head when his wife discovers that she's pregnant and one of her friends, an actress, comes to stay with them. Based on the play, the story takes place in England in the 1950's.Written by
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No one's ever heard of this film, and no one will ever visit this page, but this is a film that no longer can be made. The writer, the director, and the star represent a time that is past. John Osborne and Lindsay Anderson are dead, and McDowell, lacking directors of Anderson's and Stanley Kubrick's genius, has never made a film as good since.
The script, taken from Osborne's play, and McDowell's acting are a fountain of champagne.
The story may alienate some people, but the trick is to try to view Jimmy Porter more as a victim than as a victimizer.
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