Cinema: Revenger's Tale


Directed by Joan Tewkesbury

Screenplay by Paul Schrader and Leonard Schrader

A year after her marriage has broken up, Diane (Talia Shire) inexplicably finds herself breaking down. She sets forth on a therapeutic cross-country journey in search of her old boyfriends. At first it seems she wants to gain insight into her illness by re-examining past relationships. It turns out, though, that she is more concerned with gaining revenge: the other sex, she feels, has ill-used her.

Her first encounter is with a nice chap (Richard Jordan) whose wife has just deserted him. Diane has no difficulty in rekindling old...

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