The Bell Jar (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Bell Jar (1979)





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This film is based on Sylvia Plath's autobiographical novel. Esther is the central figure, a pioneering businesswoman in the 1950s, with a successful career. As she begins to experience psychological difficulties, her troubles are compounded by the incredible insensitivity of the people around her.


Marilyn Hassett
as Esther Greenwood
Julie Harris
as Mrs. Greenwood
Anne Jackson
as Dr. Nolan
Scott McKay
as Mr. Gilling
Meg Mundy
as Bea Ramsey
Elizabeth Hubbard
as Vikki St. John
Karen Howard
as Toni LaBouchere
Margaret Hall
as Jane McLode
David Faulkner
as Professor Edwards
Nicholas Guest
as Young man
Shelley Rogers
as Student editor
Beth McDonald
as Student editor
Christine Estabrook
as Student editor
Ruth Van Poons
as Student Editor
Gil Rogers
as Dr. Richards
Allan Eisenman
as Cab driver
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Dramatically inert, confused film.

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