Synopsis by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Based on Bernard Slade's Broadway play of the same name, this film is about George, a married New Jersey accountant (Alan Alda), and Doris, a housewife (Ellen Burstyn). The two accidentally meet in a Californian country inn in 1951. They have an affair, which they continue for the next 25 years, meeting only once a year for a weekend getaway at the same hotel. Through their long-running love affair, the audience witnesses the changes within America and its lifestyles over the course of a quarter of a century.
extramarital-affair, love-affair, hotel, mid-life-crisis, parent/child-relationship, reunion, hippie, sex, slice-of-life
High Artistic Quality