The Game Is Over

"Weak"

The Game Is Over Review


Decades before "GAME OVER," there was The Game Is Over,

Jane Fonda strikes what often seems to be Barbarella redux, though that film was still two years away for her. This collaboration with then-husband Roger Vadim (in French) is very bad any way you look at it, although it does offer copious shots of Jane in various stages of undress (for about the first hour of the film, that's all there is, really) and a Graduate-esque ending that sort of makes the exercise worthwhile.

Not quite, though. The film, believe it or not, is an update of an Emile Zola novel called La Curée, though Zola surely could not have imagined the feather boas and inentional driving of a convertable into a lake. The bare essence of the plot is the same (I guess; I've never read the book): wife of an older man falls for his stepson. Trouble ensues when husband refuses to divorce Jane. In Jane's case, that means a shotgun marrying off of the stepson and poor Jane left in the rain with her mascara to run.

In other words: not much of a movie unless you're creating your own MST3K style soundtrack.

Aka La Curée.



Facts and Figures

Run time: 98 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 22nd June 1966

Distributed by: Media Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Les Films Marceau, Mega Film

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

IMDB: 6.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Renée Saccard, as Alexandre Saccard, as Maxime Saccard, as Anne Sernet, Jacques Monod as M. Sernet, Howard Vernon as l'avocat, Germaine Montero as une invitée, Douglas Read as le maître d'hôtel, Ham-Chau Luong as M. Chou, Dominique Zardi as Green Party Guest

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