An Unmarried Woman
is a 1978 dramatic
film that tells the story of the wealthy New York
wife Erica (Jill Clayburgh
) whose “perfect” life is shattered when her stockbroker
husband Martin (Michael Murphy
) leaves her for a younger woman. The film documents Erica's attempts at being single again as she suffers from confusion, rage and depression. As her life progresses, she begins to bond with several friends and finds herself inspired by her renewed liberation. Erica eventually finds love with a rugged, yet sensitive British
artist (Alan Bates
). The film co-stars Cliff Gorman
, Kelly Bishop
and Pat Quinn. It was released on DVD January 10, 2006.
Written and directed by Paul Mazursky, An Unmarried Woman was one of the most critically acclaimed films of 1978. It was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress (Jill Clayburgh) and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.