Rachel, Rachel
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This melodrama finds Rachel Cameron (Joanne Woodward) a 35 year old virgin schoolteacher still living with her widowed mother. Her best friend is Calla (Estelle Parsons), whose life mirror Rachel's own single, lonely existence. Calla invites Rachel to attend a religious revival meeting with her. When Calla makes a pass at Rachel, the biological alarm goes off on Rachel's clock. The neurotic Rachel flashes back to her childhood, explaining some of her psychological musings. She is determined that if she does not change her ways, she will become a lesbian or an old maid. Fearful of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Woodward carries everything with her faultless performance."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Well-directed by Paul Newman, the film chronicles the ordinary life of its unsung heroine, a small-town spinsterish teacher, beautifully played by Joanne Woodward."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Fine acting all around (Joanne Woodward especially), and sensitive Paul Newman direction."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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