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Gloria's bitterness was intense and I kind of liked it (a lot)...


In no way have I had to go through anything like what these folks did in the 1930s, but at the same time, I can somewhat relate to Gloria's bitter viewpoints. She never let up! (except at the end)

Spellbinding as she was in "Klute", I'm not sure I don't prefer Jane's performance here.

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I can too, sometimes.. (spoiler) when she was asked what she was tired of near the end, and she said "life" in that haunting voice, that summed up so much.. heartbreaking

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Yes, that quote was so heartbreaking. And the worst part was that you really couldn't blame her for the way she felt.

Also (near the end), the nurse asks Gloria during a break if she can get her anything for her feet, and Gloria says "how about a saw." She has gone past being desperate.

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Yeah, Gloria was smart, pretty and deserved more out of life than she got. Her character got the short end of the stick of life.. Jane Fondas best performance...

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It was one of the best and most intense performances I've ever seen.

Animal crackers in my soup
Monkeys and rabbits loop the loop

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She was incredible!
Possibly her best role.

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