The Happy Ending
The Happy Ending is a 1969 drama film written and directed by Richard Brooks, which tells the story of a repressed housewife who longs for liberation from her husband and daughter. It stars Jean Simmons (who received an Oscar nomination), John Forsythe, Shirley Jones, Lloyd Bridges and Teresa Wright.
1953: Through the course of a Colorado autumn and winter, Mary Spencer (Jean Simmons) and Fred Wilson (John Forsythe) lead an idyllic existence. Mary drops out of college (with 6 months to go) to marry Fred. Their perfect wedding mirrors the happy endings of the films Mary loves.
|keywords||beauty parlour casablanca down on his luck drink driving drunk even film star kathy fields los angeles married life scar sexual revolution suicide attempt tax consultant teenage daughter wedding anniversary|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress|
|theme||feminist psychological drama|