Cinema: Unsentimental Journey That's Life!

Directed by Blake Edwards Screenplay by Milton Wexler and Blake Edwards

There is only one mid-life crisis that really counts. It occurs when the doctor decides on a biopsy and permits you the privilege of contemplating your mortality while awaiting the test results. This is the situation in which Gillian Fairchild (Julie Andrews) finds herself on a Friday afternoon, with the lab scheduled to close for the weekend that now stretches endlessly before her. Her three children, all lost in the self-absorption of young adulthood, are arriving to attend the party she is throwing for her husband's 60th birthday. Under these circumstances she decides to keep the terror to herself.

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