Rachel, Rachel
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Paul Newman made his directorial debut and Newman's wife, Joanne Woodward, stars as Rachel Cameron, a 35-year-old unmarried schoolteacher who feels as though she's wasted her life. Rachel's best friend, Calla Mackie (Estelle Parsons), invites her to attend a religious revival meeting. Here Rachel is swept up in the emotional fervor orchestrated by a young guest preacher (Terry Kiser). This is the first of several cathartic incidents which convince Rachel to kick over the traces and express her own needs and emotions. She has a brief sexual liaison with an old family friend (James… 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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