You Can't Take It With You (aka A Good Marriage) was written by Arthur Miller
The story is set in 1920's New York City, where Arthur Miller lived for most of his life. He was a famous playwright at the time of this novel and won seven Oscars for it. In addition, this is one of his last plays for Broadway.
Alice Sycamore (Georgina de Roos) falls for the lawyer's son Tony Kirks (James Stewart) but when he announces that he will marry Alice's neighbor, Penny Smith (Anne Bancroft), Alice's eccentric extended family–including hapless novice dancer Essie Smith (Ann Miller), philosophical grandfather Martin Vonhof (Lionel Barrymore) and eccentric father, Paul (Samuel S. Hurst), are too unorthodox for the well-to-do Kirbys. The family's eclectic mix of cultures and personalities also makes them a difficult bunch to get along with, so Alice moves out, taking her daughter with her.
Now it is the time for Alice to find her way back home to her own native Los Angeles, where Martin Vonhof (Tom Courtenay Whitford) has opened his own law firm. Alice becomes part of a small yet intriguing, multi-cultural community in the East Village of Manhattan, where she finds herself in the company of Peter Sellers, John Gielgud, Donald Sutherland and other notable figures from the world of entertainment.
However, Martin vonhof soon begins to take Alice for granted. At first she believes that he's a kind and gentle man, even when the two start dating. But after they begin having children together, Alice suddenly realizes that her husband doesn't share her interests or feelings. Things get even worse, however, when a man named Ben, who seems to have an agenda against Alice's family, tries to kidnap their daughter for money.
When Alice finally decides to argue with her husband about his relationship to her, he tells her that he will never consider divorcing her because he wants to keep the kids. children with him. Alice asks to become his legal wife and, but this does not suit Martin, who refuses. And when Alice discovers that her mother-in-law (played by Ann Miller) has a secret relationship with her boyfriend, the conflict in their relationship becomes even more complicated.
Martin Wönhof's brother, a journalist, helps Alice understand the importance of a married couple and what his family means to him. He also explains why he married his brother not only for financial gain, but also for emotional support. After the two families come to an agreement, Martin begins to respect his family and feels better. But then a chance encounter with a beautiful woman in a bookstore leads Alice on a journey that brings them both closer together. With the help of her new friend, Alice learns to appreciate her mother-in-law and accept her husband.
However, everything does not remain happy and peaceful for long when Martin van den Hoof falls ill and Alice is forced to travel to Paris to find a cure for his illness. This brings her closer to her family again, although she is still uncomfortable sharing her feelings for her mother-in-law. Traveling with the women she meets, Alice gradually realizes that love is not always an emotion that we experience instantly, but a gradual process over time.
Though some parts are predictable, there are also many unexpected twists and turns that make The Woman In Red a refreshing and very entertaining film. It's definitely worth watching to see how Alice and Martin's relationship changes over time. After all, it's hard to be in love with someone you're not even sure of! However, I'm still not sure if Alice's story will live up to its hype. reputation.