An Unmarried Woman
An Unmarried Woman is a 1978 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Mazursky and starring Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, and Cliff Gorman. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actress (Clayburgh).
Erica Benton is in a seemingly happy marriage to Martin, a successful businessman. They live together with their teenage daughter Patti in an upscale Upper East Side apartment. Martin, however, has been having a year-long affair with a much younger woman; when he confesses to Erica that he loves his mistress and wants to marry her, Erica is devastated, and Martin moves out.
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||Stuart H. Pappé|
|keywords||blind date date domestic life meet new life teenage daughter upper east side younger woman|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay|
|producer||Paul Mazursky Tony Ray|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||feminist romantic comedy romantic drama|