An Unmarried Woman
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A New York wife learns about the satisfactions of single life in this landmark 1970s "woman's film." Unlike her dysfunctional friends, vibrant Erica (Jill Clayburgh) seems to have it all: a nice Upper East Side home, a well-adjusted teenage daughter (Lisa Lucas), a job at a Soho art gallery, and a loving husband, Martin (Michael Murphy). Erica falls apart, however, when Martin leaves her for a younger woman. Finally, at her female therapist's urging, Erica ventures out into the world of singlehood, finding solace in female bonding and even casual sex. As she adjusts to her… 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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