Montenegro
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Marilyn Jordan (Susan Anspach), an American-born housewife, mother, and socialite living in Sweden, is crumbling under the weight of her own existence. She deeply resents her husband Martin's (Erland Josephson) frequent holiday absences and his indifferent attitude toward their two children ("If they are going to grow up in today's world," he admits, "it's about time they faced the fact that nobody keeps promises anymore"). Moreover, Marilyn's eccentric father (who believes he is Buffalo Bill and fires off guns in the house to prove it) and her children --… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If it begins deceptively, as though setting out to be your typically angst-ridden Swedish art movie, by the time it's reached its set of climaxes,Makavejev's film could not have strayed further from the beaten track."
‑ , Time Out
"A paean to the liberating power of dirt, as in both grime and smut."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Weirdly entertaining black comedy, that's not for all tastes."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The beginning of the movie is extremely engrossing, but just when you think Susan's journey is going to amount to something, Makavejev resorts to his old shock-value tricks."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"There can be something absolutely liberating about a movie that makes up its rules as it goes along."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The first half of Montenegro seems to be a parody of Ingmar Bergman films, where characters wallow instead of doing anything about their problems. It's no accident that director Dusan Makajevev cast Bergman-regular Erland Josephson as the miserly husband."
‑ Adam Lippe, Examiner.com
"This funny and subversive film is by no means as unwatchable as some people have made Makavejev's work out to be."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A halfheartedly Surreal comedy filled with forced high spirits, unconvincing lunacies and failed sight gags."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The screen's most good-natured slaughter of familial order"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A dish for the discerning palate."
‑ , Film4
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