A Fine Madness

We should all be so crazy.

Comedy Drama Romance
107 min     4.8     1966     USA


A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.


Wuchak wrote:
_**Kooky farce about an obnoxious nonconformist and the incompetence of mental health quacks**_ An abusive creative type in Manhattan (Sean Connery) has writer’s block and is compelled by his waitress wife (Joanne Woodward) to visit a psychiatrist (Patrick O'Neal), but the bore’s dallyings with the quack’s wife (Jean Seberg) worsen the situation. Meanwhile Clive Revill is on hand as a mad lobotomist. Believe it or not, “A Fine Madness” (1966) has nothing to do with secret agent shenanigans, but is rather a zany Manhattan farce with a theme that would be done more effectively in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” (1975). Nevertheless, it’s amusing seeing Connery play a cranky, boozing, womanizing poet who cleans carpets for a living. Woodward is also entertaining as his not-gonna-take-it wife. Speaking of which, the flick scores pretty well on the feminine front with the likes of Seberg and Sue Ane Langdon (Miss Walnicki). Colleen Dewhurst even shows up. The film’s also worth checking out just to travel back in time to Manhattan of the mid-60s. The movie runs 1 hour, 44 minutes and was shot on the East Side of Manhattan, plus Long Island. GRADE: B-