• Interiors (1997)


Release Date: June 18th, 1997

DVD Release Date: July 5th, 2000

PG |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

When dominating interior designer Eve (Geraldine Page) and her husband, Arthur (E.G. Marshall), split after decades of marriage, it comes as a shock to their adult daughters -- tightly wound author Renata (Diane Keaton), struggling actress Joey (Mary Beth Hurt) and flighty Flyn (Kristin Griffith) -- as does Arthur's new romance with a vibrant artist (Maureen Stapleton). This was writer-director Woody Allen's first dramatic feature, and the first of his films in which he did not act.

Cast: Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, E.G. Marshall, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt, Richard Jordan, Maureen Stapleton, Sam Waterston

Director: Woody Allen

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Rollins-Joffe Productions

Distributors: Warner Home Vídeo, United Artists

Keywords: Brooding, Transformation, Sister, Father, Mother, Family, Touching, Love, Dark, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Interiors becomes serious by intently observing complex adults as they fend and cope, blame and justify. Because it illuminates some of the ways we all act, it is serious but not depressing; when it's over, we may even find ourselves quietly cheered that Allen has seen so clearly how things can be. show more

  • 60
    Scott TobiasThe Dissolve

    Much of what’s great about Interiors comes from Allen writing a piercing drama, straight from the heart; much of what’s bad about Interiors come from his arid feints at duplicating a master. show more

  • 90
    Time Out London

    The film has moments of humour, but they are integrated into a totally serious structure which isolates the family's countervailing tensions with a scalpel-like penetration. Only in a single character, the failed husband of one of the daughters, does the tone falter towards soap. Otherwise the approach is rock steady and, if the film's surface invites superficial comparisons with Bergman, its real roots lie in the very finest American art. show more

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Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Directing
Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1979)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture