Competently directed by Amin Chaudhri, with a sensitive but derivative script by Marcia Dinneen, AN UNREMARKABLE LIFE gets a boost from its lead performances by Patricia Neal and Shelley Winters as aging sisters whose comfortably interdependent lifestyle is permanently disrupted when
romance intrudes. Frances (Neal), forever apologizing and unsure of herself, is a retired spinster schoolteacher, who dreamed of flying with other female pilots during WW II but was forced to care for her ailing father. Her sister, Evelyn (Winters), who has a daughter, granddaughter, and
great-grandchildren, is a prejudiced busybody who is alarmed by change and by the family across the...