Period of Adjustment
Period of Adjustment (1962)

This dramatic comedy by Tennessee Williams concerns two couples in the throws of marital discord. George (Jim Hutton) and Isabel (Jane Fonda) are newlyweds plagued by the macho machinations of the groom that hide his sexual inadequacies.… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 18, 1992
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Variety Staff

Period of Adjustment is lower case Tennessee Williams, but it also illustrates that lower case Williams is superior to the upper case of most modern playwrights.

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Emanuel Levy

Based on Tennessee Williams first conscious effort to write a straight conventional comedy, this verbose screen version, starrig the young Janes Finda, is disappointingly directed by George Roy Hill.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

All in all, it's an appealing mix, even if the shifts in tone seem to unsettle cast and director alike. First-rate performances, though, especially from Fonda, as a wide-eyed Southern belle.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It veered wonderfully between adult comedy and poignant tender moments.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

If anyone else but Williams had written this stage play, it might have been hailed by everyone.

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