A Woman Under the Influence

Release Date: January 22nd, 1997

DVD Release Date: March 24th, 1998

R |2 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Mabel Longhetti (Gena Rowlands), desperate and lonely, is married to a Los Angeles municipal construction worker, Nick (Peter Falk). Increasingly unstable, especially in the company of others, she craves happiness, but her extremely volatile behavior convinces Nick that she poses a danger to their family and decides to commit her to an institution for six months. Alone with a trio of kids to raise on his own, he awaits her return, which holds more than a few surprises.

Cast: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Katherine Cassavetes, Lady Rowlands, Fred Draper, Matthew Labyorteaux, Matthew Cassel, Christina Grisanti

Director: John Cassavetes

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Mother , Transformation , Los Angeles , Bar , 1970s , Wife , Intense

Awards

Nominated Actress
Nominated Directing
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture