The Pumpkin Eater
The Pumpkin Eater (1964)

Anne Bancroft stars as a restless, twice-married British woman with six children, whose third husband is a fledgling screenwriter (Peter Finch). When success spins Finch's head around, he begins to dally with women other than his wife.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 17, 1995
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Emanuel Levy

A depressing but well acted marital drama, earning Anne Bancroft an Oscar nod for playing a mother of eight children married to the philandering Peter Finch.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a marvelously written piece of junk that no matter how brilliantly penned never rises above its shallow soap opera roots.

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Aj V
This is a good melodramatic movie, I don't usually like that genre, but I got into this one, it was engaging. I should watch it again sometime.
John Ballantine
Terribly depressing which may have influenced my review of the film..but likely not. I give it a middle grade.
jay nixon
Anne Bancroft is brilliant in this heavy drama of the collapse of a bad marriage. The rest of the cast of fine English actors all give good performances but are… More
Emily B.
This really is a very underrated film. Anne Bancroft puts in a great performance as the three times married mother of 6 who is slowly being driven mad by her… More
Eric Broome
Jack Clayton ("Room at the Top," "The Innocents") directed this Harold Pinter script, crafting a somber portrait of a sham household. Jo… More