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Critic's Choice(1963)

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Broadway drama critic Parker Ballantine is horrified when his wife, Angela, announces that she wants to write a play about her mother and her four zany sisters. Although Parker calls the completed script a disaster, Angela manages to find both a producer and director. While the play is in Boston for tryouts, the nervous Angela begs Parker to disqualify himself as a critic. After quarreling with Angela over director Dion's attentions to her, Parker gets drunk with his ex-wife Ivy, and staggers into the theater. The reviews are all unfavorable, and Parker's is the most vitriolic. The wounded Angela threatens to leave with Dion, but Parker affects a reconciliation by apologizing for his behavior--but not his review--and persuading his wife that he still loves her.