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.

Cineplex-Odeon Films, Miramax, Merchant Ivory Productions, RHI Entertainment

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

Academy Awards 1990

Golden Globe Awards 1990

Independent Spirit Awards 1990.

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