An Unmarried Woman
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After hearing from his wife's divorced friends about their experiences, director Paul Mazursky decided, some years later, to interview several hundred divorced women. An Unmarried Woman humorously and affectionately bears the weight of that research, as it follows the joys, heartbreaks and adventures of its heroine, Erica (Jill Clayburgh). After 15 years of apparently happy marriage in New York City, Erica's husband Martin (Michael Murphy) unexpectedly and tearfully confesses that he is leaving her for a girl he met in a department store. She does not take this announcement well, and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There are scenes in An Unmarried Woman so well written and acted that our laughter is unsettling, the laughter of exact recognition."
‑ Roger Ebert, Film Comment Magazine
"...the movie is ultimately undone by a thoroughly dated, anachronistic aura..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Jill Clayburgh received a well-deserved Oscar nomination for playing an ordinary woman who goes through divorce and identity crisis in this quintessential New York movie that was championed by the feminist movement in the 1970s."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Beautifully conveys one woman's journey from dependent security to independent self-confidence."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Presents a credible single scene."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Tries so hard to be so sensitive that it starts to unravel."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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