Mr. & Mrs. Bridge Poster

Release Date: 1990

PG-13|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
A rich Midwestern lawyer (Paul Newman), his wife (Joanne Woodward) and their children grow apart in the World War II era.

Cast: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Robert Sean Leonard, Margaret Welsh, Kyra Sedgwick, Blythe Danner, Simon Callow, Malachy McCourt

Director: James Ivory

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax Films, Merchant Ivory Productions, Cineplex-Odeon Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • To their credit, and to the credit of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in the title roles of Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, the movie doesn't condescend to these relics of the recent past, but treats them with poignancy and humor. [21 Nov 1990]

  • What fills the screen is not heightened melodrama, but a series of stark, sometimes painfully poignant vignettes that reflect the oppressive stasis of their lives. show more

  • The film is dawdling, sometimes maddeningly so, but Newman and Woodward deliver lovingly detailed and bruisingly true performances that not only command attention but richly reward it. show more

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Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama