Middle Age Spread - 1979
Cast: Grant Tilly, Dorothy McKegg, Peter Sumner, Bridget Armstrong, Donna Akersten, Bevan Wilson.
Screenplay: Keith Aberdein (Based on the Roger Hall play); Photography: Paul Leach; Original Music: Stephen McCurdy; Editor: Michael Horton; Producer: John Barnett; Director: John Reid.
Colin (Grant Tilly) is the deputy principal of a city high school (Avondale College, Auckland) who reluctantly applies for the principal's job on the latter's retirement. Colin's wife, Elizabeth - who is losing interest in him -gives a dinner party. Among the guests is Judy, temporarily reconciled with her husband for the sake of the children. Colin - who has taken upon jogging to combat a spreading waistline - and Judy, gradually enter into an affair. A excellent script with quality acting, especially surprising given its very low budget of under $200,000nz. Recommended.
Censor Rating: M - Review Rating: B-
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