• There's Always Vanilla (1972)

There's Always Vanilla

Release Date: 1972

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

A pregnancy complicates a couple's (Ray Laine, Judith Streiner) relationship when she considers secretly having an abortion.

Cast: Raymond Laine, Judith Ridley, Ron Jaye, Robert J. Wilson, Louise Sahene, Christopher Priore, Robert Trow, Bryson Randolph

Director: George A. Romero

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The Latent Image

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Jonathan RosenbaumChicago Reader

    One of the few Romero films written by someone else (Rudolph J. Ricci), it has a good eye for the kind of unglamorous middle-class life seldom seen in American movies. show more

  • 50
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    Unfortunately, the haphazard, showy cross-cutting between Laine’s to-the-camera narration and the flashbacks (sometimes to scenes he couldn’t possibly recollect) do little to hide the fact that Romero, like his aimless protagonist, seemingly couldn’t care less. show more

  • 40
    Austin Chronicle

    This sophomore effort (his first feature after Night of the Living Dead) is difficult and often exasperating, but worth watching nonetheless. It's kind of a quasi-existentialist counterculture love story, rife with bad rock music and hipster dialogue. show more

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