Mr. & Mrs. Bridge


(out of 5)

One of the most satisfying and enjoyable films to be made by the team of Merchant Ivory.  and  are excellent as the heads of a conservative midwestern family in the 1940s whose day to day lives and personal conflicts make up the bulk of the plot. Woodward longs to escape the confines of being a plain housewife, their daughter  is growing into a lady, son  is also looking to stretch his wings, and dad Newman is trying to keep control of it all.  shines as a close friend with an eccentric personality in this beautifully photographed film, based on two novels by Evan S. Connell, Mr. Bridge and Mrs. Bridge, which were skillfully combined into one story by screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

United Kingdom/USA, 1990

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novels Mr. Bridge and Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Venice 1990

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Academy Award Nomination
Best Actress in a Leading Role (Joanne Woodward as “India Bridge”)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama (Joanne Woodward)

New York Film Critics Awards
Best Actress (Joanne Woodward)
Best Screenplay (Ruth Prawer Jhabvala)

Best Film

Los Angeles Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Actress (Joanne Woodward)

National Society of Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Actress (Joanne Woodward)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Ten Films

Independent Spirit Award Nomination
Best Female Lead (Joanne Woodward)



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