The Morning After
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In this excellent thriller, crisply directed by Sidney Lumet, Alex Sternbergen (Jane Fonda), a washed-up, alcoholic actress who never quite made it, wakes up one morning in an unfamiliar, luxurious loft apartment, only to find the corpse of a stranger next to her in bed. Alex can remember nothing of the night before. In a panic, she tries to flee but is unable to get a flight out of Los Angeles, and short of cash, she hitches a ride with Turner Kendall (Jeff Bridges), a disabled former policeman who happens to be fixing his car in the airport parking lot. Alex tries to get rid of Turner and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The thriller is always looking for something that is missing and never finds it."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"alternately insults you and makes no sense at all"
‑ Christopher Null,
"As an alcoholic ex-actress, Jane Fonda gives a brilliant, Oscar-nominated peformance in Lumet's routine thriller set (for a change) in L.A."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The film is lifted by an emotionally affecting performance by Jane Fonda."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Sidney Lumet directs wearily; as a thriller, it's full of holes."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"-or- I Woke Up Next to a Corpse!"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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