Period of Adjustment
Period of Adjustment (1962)

This was the first feature-length film directed by the very successful George Roy Hill. Based on a Tennessee Williams' novel, this standard comedy-drama focuses on two married couples who are both having a hard time of it, at least for… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 31, 1962
DVD Release Date: November 18, 1992
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Period of Adjustment is lower case Tennessee Williams, but it also illustrates that lower case Williams is superior to the upper case of most modern playwrights.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Based on Tennessee Williams first conscious effort to write a straight conventional comedy, this verbose screen version, starrig the young Janes Finda, is disappointingly directed by George Roy Hill.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

All in all, it's an appealing mix, even if the shifts in tone seem to unsettle cast and director alike. First-rate performances, though, especially from Fonda, as a wide-eyed Southern belle.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It veered wonderfully between adult comedy and poignant tender moments.

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TV Guide

If anyone else but Williams had written this stage play, it might have been hailed by everyone.

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