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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Peter Nichols adapts his own Tony Award-nominated play about a couple who use black humor to deal with their daughter's extreme disability. As the film progresses, we see through the laughter to the subtle tricks the couple (Alan Bates and Janet Suzman) use to keep their sanity and their marriage intact. With their child nearly brain-dead, the couple even debate the touchy subject of euthanasia, each taking up one side of the argument. Despite the fact that it came out in 1972, this one is probably frighteningly timely in today's America. Double-featured with Happy Birthday, Wanda June. 106 minutes R.