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Release Date: August 25th, 2008

PG|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) likes to say she's planning to open an upscale tea room, but in reality she's incapable of handling even the most pedestrian of life's responsibilities. A terrible homemaker and a questionable parent, she's a constant embarrassment to her two daughters. Ruth (Roberta Wallach) is given to rebellious acting out and seems destined to turn out like her mother, while Matilda (Nell Potts) is more thoughtful and likely to transcend her unfortunate childhood.

Cast: Joanne Woodward, Nell Potts, Roberta Wallach, Judith Lowry, Richard Venture, Estelle Omens, Carolyn Coates, Will Hare

Director: Paul Newman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: School, Daughter, Underdog, House, 1970s


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