Unmarried Woman, An

Director: Paul Mazursky
Year Released: 1978
Rating: 1.5

Jill Clayburgh and Michael Murphy get a divorce, forcing Clayburgh to piece her life back together and form new relationships, eventually coming to the realization that the way to properly heal is by becoming even more self-centered. While I admire the fact that Murphy is shown to be a tragic, mixed-up figure as opposed to some 'typically' abusive husband, the movie itself is unforgivably superficial and predictable. Alan Bates improves things with his good-natured artist character a little later, distracting one from the psychoanalytical rich-bitch elements. Clayburgh's performance is good but hardly a revelation; Bill Conti's score is an abomination.