Diary of a Mad Housewife
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)

Tina Balser (Carrie Snodgrass) is the New York City housewife being driven crazy by her arrogant attorney husband Jonathan (Richard Benjamin) and their two spoiled daughters Sylvie (Lorraine Cullen) and Liz (Frannie Michel). Jonathan… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 10, 1970
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

An engrossing story of the disintegration of a modern loveless marriage.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What makes the movie work, however, is that it's played entirely from the housewife's point of view, and that the housewife is played brilliantly by Carrie Snodgress.

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A nice little oddity.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's an entertaining satire that disappoints only in the stereotypically limited choices it offers to the woman.

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TV Guide

The three leads are excellent.

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Roger Greenspun
New York Times

Among the performers, Carrie Snodgress will surely receive the critical praise she deeply deserves.

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Emanuel Levy

Frank Perry's screen version lacks the satirical bite of the novel but benefits from the powerful performance of Carrie Snodgress who deservedly received an Oscar nomination.

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Aj V
The story of an average housewife who is married to the most annoying man in the world, you can't blame her for cheating on him! You sympathize with her.… More
Eric Broome
"Diary of a Mad Housewife" is impeccably acted and characterized, though more "play-like" than I prefer. There is little action beyond… More
John Ballantine
Perhaps a bit tame by today's comparison, Diary of a Mad Housewife was unique for its time period in depicting the depression felt by those stay at home… More