Lame duck Tennessee Williams-type tale of love amidst madness (or vice versa) as former soldier Warren Beatty takes a job as a case worker - in days before you needed, you know, degrees out the ass for that sort of work - to help with omnisexual Jean Seberg. Beatty's role is reduced to looking distracted and depressed - a literal shoegazer - while real-life tragedy Seberg bats her glassy eyes - the two don't have much chemistry together, but the quiet third party to this love triangle, played by Peter Fonda, is more sympathetic - and, in his twitchy single-mindedness, more compelling - than the other two combined. The treatment of schizophrenia is as vague as the characters' motivations.
Director: Robert Rossen
Year Released: 1964