Cinema: The Way We Were MR. AND MRS. BRIDGE

Directed by James Ivory; Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

MR. AND MRS. BRIDGE

Directed by James Ivory; Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Stolid houses and spacious yards. The whir of hand-powered lawn mowers in the summer, the scrape of snow shovels in the winter. Romberg on the radio, dinner at the country club once a week, a trip to Paris once a lifetime. Dad wears vests, Mom wears funny hats, the maid nips at the cooking sherry (must speak to her about that). If their son makes eagle scout and one of his sisters pledges Kappa, does it really matter that the other daughter decamps for Greenwich Village and a...

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