Period of Adjustment
Period of Adjustment (1962)

This was the first feature-length film directed by the very successful George Roy Hill. Based on a Tennessee Williams' novel, this standard comedy-drama focuses on two married couples who are both having a hard time of it, at least for… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: October 31, 1962
DVD Release Date: November 18, 1992
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Brenda Davies
Sight & Sound

Adapted by Isobel Lennart and directed by George Roy Hill... Together they have composed a lead-in sequence which fulfils [Tennessee Williams's] intentions and neatly matches his wit.

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TV Guide

If anyone else but Williams had written this stage play, it might have been hailed by everyone.

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Variety Staff

Period of Adjustment is lower case Tennessee Williams, but it also illustrates that lower case Williams is superior to the upper case of most modern playwrights.

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Emanuel Levy

Based on Tennessee Williams first conscious effort to write a straight conventional comedy, this verbose screen version, starrig the young Janes Finda, is disappointingly directed by George Roy Hill.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

All in all, it's an appealing mix, even if the shifts in tone seem to unsettle cast and director alike. First-rate performances, though, especially from Fonda, as a wide-eyed Southern belle.

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Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

It veered wonderfully between adult comedy and poignant tender moments.

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