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Rachel, Rachel

2 Ratings: 4.5
A movie directed by Paul Newman

Few first-time directors have enough clout to attempt an interiorized psychological drama about a woman's fragile sense of identity. But if your name is Paul Newman, and your leading lady is also your Oscar-winning wife, and the year is 1968… … see full wiki

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Director: Paul Newman
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 1968.8.26
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Rachel, Rachel
review by . September 20, 2011
Very few actors turned directors prove themselves able in the dominant office, yet Paul Newman's debut at the helm of this tender adaptation of Margaret Laurence's A Jest of God evinces a rare sensitivity and skill. Although his future work exhibited greater stylistic refinement and an interest in diverse subject matter, Newman never shot anything so personal again, so declarative of intimacy or discomfiture.      At the age of thirty-five, New Englander elementary school …
review by . December 27, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Based on the novel "A Jest of God" by Margaret Laurence, 1968's RACHEL, RACHEL marked the directorial debut of Paul Newman, and boasted one of Joanne Woodward's most moving, searching performances as a middle-aged schoolteacher trying to rail against her inhibited personality.    "I'm exactly at the middle of my life, and this is the final ascending year", laments Rachel Cameron (Woodward). Unmarried and still living at home with her mother, 35-year-old Rachel has fallen into …
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