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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Produced by Joseph Papp
Edward R. Pressman
Written by David Hare
Starring Meryl Streep
Charles Dance
Ian McKellen
Studio Pressman Productions - RKO Pictures
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) September 10, 1985
Running time 121 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English

Plenty is a 1985 British drama film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Meryl Streep . It was adapted from David Hare's play of the same name.



The plot focuses on Susan Traherne, irreparably changed by her experiences as a fighter for the French Resistance during World War II. She is determined to achieve what she wishes in the post-war world which, after her time away, she finds trivial and inadequate, while acting with complete disregard for everybody around her.



Ullman and Gielgud were nominated for BAFTA Awards, and Gielgud was named Best Supporting Actor by both the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics.

Critical reception

Movie critic Roger Ebert gave the film three-and-a-half stars out of four [1]. He said about Ms. Streep's performance that "it is a performance of great subtlety; it is hard to play an unbalanced, neurotic, self-destructive woman, and do it with such gentleness and charm... Streep creates a whole character around a woman who could have simply been a catalogue of symptoms."

External links


  1. ^ Ebert, Rogert. 1985. Movie Review of Plenty, The Chicago Sun Times


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