Bittersweet Love

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"There comes a time when each of us has a secret we dare not share"
  • PG
  • 1976
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 4.5  (205)

Bittersweet Love is a romantic drama film from 1976 starring Lana Turner, Robert Lansing, and Celeste Holm. The story revolves around a married couple, Fran Walker (Lana Turner) and Paul Damien (Robert Lansing), who are struggling to keep their marriage intact due to Paul's long hours and commitment to his work as a successful lawyer. The couple's marital problems are compounded when Paul begins an affair with a younger woman named Jenny (Caroline Kava).

As Fran becomes increasingly frustrated and lonely, she finds solace in the company of her old friend Harry Deerman (Glynn Turman), who has recently returned to town. Harry is a charming and charismatic musician who offers Fran a much-needed escape from her problems. However, as their friendship deepens, it becomes clear that Harry is hoping for more than just a platonic relationship.

Meanwhile, Paul's affair with Jenny becomes more serious, and he begins to realize the true cost of his actions. As he struggles with his guilt and the fear of losing his family, Fran and Harry grow closer, leading to a difficult decision for Fran.

Bittersweet Love is a poignant and emotional film that explores the complexities of relationships and the consequences of infidelity. The performances by the talented cast are stellar, with Lana Turner delivering a powerful portrayal of a woman torn between her love for her husband and her desire to be happy. Robert Lansing is equally impressive as the conflicted husband who realizes too late the damage he has caused.

The film is also notable for its beautiful and evocative score by composer Charles Fox, which perfectly captures the mood and atmosphere of the story.

Overall, Bittersweet Love is a compelling and thought-provoking film that delves into the inner struggles of its characters and leaves a lasting impression on its audience. It is a timeless exploration of love, loss, and the choices we make.

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    1 hr 32 min
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    4.5  (205)