Interiors (Woody Allen) - 1978

This is a dark and depressing story about a talented but dysfunctional family.  E.G. Marshall (1914-1998) is a wealthy lawyer married to a serial-decorator, Geraldine Page (1924-1987) who is recovering from a breakdown.  The pair have three grown daughters played by Diane Keaton, Mary Beth Hurt and Kristin Griffith.  E.G. decides to separate from and then divorce Geraldine to marry a happier woman played by Maureen Stapleton (1925-2006).  During the wedding celebration, Maureen accidentally and symbolically breaks Geraldine's $400 vase.  There is a lot of intellectual angst in this movie and, intentionally, a complete lack of Woody Allen humor.  Geraldine Page and Maureen Stapleton won several acting awards for their performances. [JAM 11/7/2009] 

[" ... I based all these people on people I've experienced in my life, and that is what they do.  I may have exaggerated a bit for dramatic purposes, but it was true to life." Conversations with Woody Allen - November 2005]

["In Interiors there was a lot about how cold and incommunicative we are with each other and life is a terrifying thing and death is terrifying and nothing can help you.  Add them all up and it sounds grim." Conversations with Woody Allen - November 2006]