That Cold Day in the Park
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That Cold Day in the Park
A spinster goes to extraordinary lengths to assuage her loneliness in Robert Altman's 1969 drama. Wealthy Frances Austen (Sandy Dennis) conducts herself as if she were older than she actually is, but when she spies a blond youth (Michael Burns) sitting alone in a rain-swept Vancouver park, she takes him to her apartment. Apparently mute, the boy accepts Frances's ministrations, content to have a bed of his own and to listen to her talk, even if he has to come and go through his window after she locks his bedroom door at night. But when he leaves his bed empty on the night that Frances… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a cold, ugly and meandering business."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"A disappointing, implausible film"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The plot is too improbable to be taken seriously, and yet director Robert Altman apparently does take it seriously."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Robert Altman's inauspicious first theatrical feature -- recognizably his work, meandering zooms and all, but the material is somewhat pretentious and hackneyed."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
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