Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 443–458 | Cite as

Husbands and wives

  • Scott Johnson
The Contemporary Scene: Movie Interpretation

Abstract

Woody Allen's film,Husbands and Wives, examines the relationships of two married New York couples over a period of just over a year-and-a-half. Through a variety of means, it explores the undifferentiated nature of its principle figures and what might be called the intersystemic issues between the two dyads. It also offers strong, though undeveloped, indications of previous sexual abuse in several of its female characters.

Keywords

Sexual Abuse Health Psychology Social Issue Principle Figure Female Character 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Johnson
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  1. 1.Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Department of Family and Child DevelopmentVirginia TechBlacksburg

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