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Diary of a Mad Housewife

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Original title
Diary of a Mad Housewife
Running time
104 min.
United States United States
Eleanor Perry (Novel: Sue Kaufman)
Mars Bonfire
Gerald Hirschfeld
Frank Perry
Comedy. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Tina Balser is a bored New York housewife-mother married to Jonathan, a pompous, social-climbing lawyer who ridicules her in front of their children, criticizing everything she does or wears. She begins an affair with George Prager, a dashing, successful and blatantly sadistic writer. Finally after George has tormented Tina in much the same manner Jonathan has, and has been unfaithful to boot, she goes back to her husband and begins group therapy.
1970: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress (Carrie Snodgress)
1970: 2 Golden Globes: Actress - Musical/Comedy and Newcomer (Snodgress). 5 Nom.
1970: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supp. Actor (Langella)
1971: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Promising Newcomer (Carrie Snodgress)
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