The Arrangement [Import]
Kirk Douglas and Faye Dunaway in master moviemaker Elia Kazan's hard-hitting story about an adman's attempts to rebuild his shattered life after suffering a nervous breakdown. Year: 1969 Director: Elia Kazan Starring: Kirk Douglas Faye Dunaway Deborah KerrRunning Time: 125 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA UPC: 085391111986 Manufacturer No: 111198
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We watch enraptured as he plunges head-first into a disastrous mid-life crisis, spiraling dangerously down the slippery slope toward madness and involuntary commitment, until slowly and painfully he begins to figure out what is wrong and how to fix it, although all this is obviously done at an amazingly hurtful and angst-filled cost to himself and his loved ones. Deborah Kerr co-stars as his loving but also self-concerned and controlling wife, and Faye Dunaway turns in a compelling performance as the insightful and sarcastic love interest who draws him out of his mid-life diversions and makes him see how expensive his sell-out has been to the real Eddie underneath all the glitz and glamour.
They say this movie had it all in the can, but that somehow author/producer/director Elia Kazan blew it all by cutting and editing it terribly, leaving it disjointed and hard-to-follow.Read more ›
It doesn't make for an easy viewing, that's for sure. Kirk Douglas' character, based on Elia Kazan, is very strange - even though the actor does a good job. You don't understand his motives for the things he does, and you certainly can't sympathize with him. Moreover, I think Leonard Maltin was right by saying Deborah Kerr's role was demeaning. She is constantly humiliated in this film, and as a huge fan of her work, I found it rather upsetting.
The direction is good - it is, after all, the director's personal experiences. All in all, this is not a movie for everyone.
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Maybe I just did not get it. I sat through this thing because I have been a fan of Miss Dunaway's for quite some time. It is hard to sit through and makes little sense. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003
In short, this movie shows how a man who's succesful and rich but lives in a permanent lie suddenly cracks up -in a very healthy way- and starts from scratch to re-evaluate his... Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2000 by Alejandro Celis