Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing
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Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing
Filmed in 1971 under the title The Widower, Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing finally reached the screen in 1973. Set in Spain, the film stars Timothy Bottoms as the aimless son of doctor Charles Baxter. While bicycling through the Spanish countryside, Charles makes the acquaintance of much-older Lila (Maggie Smith.) He falls in love with her, but she is resistant. Eventually touched by Charles' clumsy sincerity, Lila invites him to bed. The film then wanders into Love Story territory when Lila is afflicted by a terminal illness. Director Alan J. Pakula completed Love and Pain and the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cheerfully dreary."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One of those immensely modest little 1970s dramedy gems that nobody talks about... but every time anyone sees one of them, their response is always the same: "that was a great little movie"."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
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