"A determined delusional woman and a courage-less man maintain a marriage eroding with each childish fantasy, job offer, pregnancy, talk of abortion and ironically-sound input from an ex-mental patient."
"In this divorce drama meets psycho-thriller, a man cheats on his devoted wife with an initially charming woman that blooms into a psychotic, suicidal and potentially homicidal manic unwilling to give up the object of her affections without a bloody fight in which nothing is off limits."
"A directionless woman abandons her husband and child only to return a year later demanding sole custody. A great address to the issue of divorce in America and the automatic favoring of a woman in a custody case."
"Celie is forced to marry an abusive man who only sees her as second best to her sister. A victim of low self-esteem and with condition of black womanhood (worthless at the time), she suffers many burdens common to the time."
"In a story of enticing lust, a woman cheats on her loyal but passionless husband with a younger womanizing Frenchman. It’s a clear demonstration of how a brief circumstance can become a binding guilt trip of betrayal, murder and a familial destruction."
"In a marriage in which emotion is suppressed, a fed-up husband takes charge of his marriage to a woman rigid in her ability towards acceptance, anal in her preferences and secretly insecure of her own self-worth. Next door another periled marriage takes place in which an emotionally battered woman is married to a self-hating gay Marine unable to admit the truth about himself or his feelings."
"In the midst of television fervor and sensationalism, Beatrice Straight gives the Academy Award-winning performance of a lifetime as a married woman experiences the pain of her husband’s infidelity with an opportunistic, emotionless woman. Saying the very words that need to be said, Beatrice Straight leaves nothing unexpressed and rightfully so."
"Everyone knows of a marriage in which the child is the edifice keeping everything together. However, when a son is murdered due to an ill-advised relationship with a divorced older woman, that edifice breaks into blame games and regrets that results in a marriage fraught with tension and the inability to move on."