Beautifully crafted, nominated for nine Academy Awards, a big hit at the box office--and a dramatic dud. Based on an episode from Lillian Hellman's bestselling memoirs, the film takes place in the 1930s as Fonda, playing the author, lives with Robards in a beach house. She's writing her
first play and turns to famed writer Robards for his helpful (and sometimes cruel) criticism.
When it's done and produced successfully, Fonda decides to visit a childhood friend, Redgrave, with whom she shared some wonderful moments in their youth (shown in flashbacks with Pelikan and Jones as the girls). Redgrave moved to Austria to study medicine with Freud and became a crusade...