A long-overdue Academy Award nomination came to Weld for her supporting role in Richard Brooks’s controversial adaptation of Judith Rossner’s notorious best-seller. Diane Keaton, a world away from the same year’s Annie Hall, plays the bar-hopping schoolteacher in a dark story that became a pop-cultural touchstone amidst a changing climate in sexual mores. Weld plays the daddy’s-favorite sister, in a cast that also includes Richard Gere, Richard Kiley, William Atherton, Tom Berenger, and LeVar Burton.
“Harrowing, powerful, appalling.”
—Molly Haskell, New York Magazine