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This 1982 drama directed by Alan Parker is one of the great films of its decade—complex, adult, irresolvable, with a screenplay by Bo Goldman that poeticizes its characters’ anguish. Many of the lines stay in your head. Albert Finney and Diane Keaton play George and Faith Dunlap, who have reached the end of their marriage but don’t have any idea of how to let it go without rancor. In the middle of it all are the Dunlaps’ four daughters. The three younger ones provide the film’s much-needed humor; the eldest, Sherry (beautifully played by the late Dana Hill), her father’s daughter in every way, can’t forgive him for abandoning the family.

 

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