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Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)

aka Diary of a Mad Housewife

"I, Tina Balser, Housewife, Did Not Do My Chores Today. I Did...Something Else!"

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Details: 95 mins · English

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Cast:

Small Jonathan Balser
Small George Prager
Small Tina Balser
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Small Man in Group Therapy Session
No_movie_poster Charlotte Rady

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No_movie_poster Frank Perry Director
No_movie_poster Eleanor Perry Screenplay
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Taglines:

"I, Tina Balser, Housewife, Did Not Do My Chores Today. I Did...Something Else!"

Plot:

Tina Balser, an educated, frustrated housewife and mother, is in a loveless marriage with Jonathan, an insufferable, controlling, emotionally abusive, social-climbing lawyer in New York City. He treats her like a servant, undermines her with insults, and belittles her appearance, abilities and the raising of their two girls, who treat their mother with the same rudeness as their father. Searching for relief, she begins a sexually fulfilling affair with a cruel and coarse writer, George Prager, who treats her with similar brusqueness and contempt, which only drives her deeper into despair. She then tries group therapy, but this also proves fruitless when she finds her male psychiatrist, Dr. Linstrom, as well as the other participants, equally shallow and abusive.