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Period of Adjustment

  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region Free (info)
  • George Roy Hill's first film, an adaptation of one of Tennessee Williams's rare comedies, stars Jim Hutton and Jane Fonda as newlyweds George and Isabel Haverstick. A Korean War veteran hospitalized for a nervous disorder induced by combat, George marries his nurse, Isabel, a sweet southern belle. However, when Isabel realizes that George has decided to quit his job, that his "station wagon" is actually a hearse, and that they have to spend their wedding night in a fleabag motel, the honeymoon begins to go sour. To cap it off, George's trauma has given him performance anxiety, causing him to fall asleep, drunk, on the big night. The next day, George and his disappointed bride head for Tennessee to visit his old friend Ralph Baitz (Anthony Franciosa), who is having his own maritial problems. He married his wife, Dorothea (Lois Nettleton), strictly for her money, and now he can't convince her that he's fallen in love with her. But he's fed up with working for his wealthy in-laws, and decides to leave their family business. Despite subsequent changes in sexual politics, PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT remains a charming film, as Williams limns the problems of men and women trying to undertand one another with humor and tenderness. Franciosa and Nettleton are particularly affecting as the couple who might break up.
  • Credits
    Jane Fonda, Jim Hutton, Lois Nettleton, John McGiver, Jack Albertson, Tony Franciosa, Anthony Franciosa, Anthony Papaleo, Mabel Albertson
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