It's My Turn (film)
|It's My Turn|
|Directed by||Claudia Weill|
|Produced by||Martin Elfand|
Jay Presson Allen
|Written by||Eleanor Bergstein|
|Music by||Patrick Williams|
|Edited by||Byron 'Buzz' Brandt|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|October 24, 1980|
|Box office||$11 million|
The film was directed by Claudia Weill and written by Eleanor Bergstein. The film's title track, "It's My Turn", played during the final credits, was sung by Diana Ross, with music by Michael Masser and lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager.
Kate Gunzinger is a mathematics professor at a Chicago university. She lives with a man, named Homer, in a comfortable but not terribly passionate relationship.
Kate travels to New York for a job interview and to attend the wedding of her widowed father. She meets the bride's son, Ben Lewin, a former professional baseball player.
Ben is married, but a relationship develops with Kate. He takes her to Yankee Stadium for an old-timers' day ceremony, and eventually, they have an affair. When they part, Kate goes back to Chicago and breaks up with Homer, not knowing what the future holds.
The first scene shows Kate Gunzinger in a lecture giving a correct proof of the snake lemma from homological algebra.
Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 2 stars out of 4:
It's My Turn is one of those movies where you can almost keep a mental list of the important topics as they're ticked off in the dialogue. The people in this movie don't seem to be having conversations; they seem to be marching through current feminist issues.
The film was nominated for a Razzie Awards for Worst Screenplay for Eleanor Bergstein.
It is the favourite film of Andrew Lobb, founder of the Lobb number.
- It's My Turn (1980) - Memorable quotes
- "It's My Turn :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews". Rogerebert.suntimes.com. 1980-10-28. Retrieved 2012-01-23.
- Wilson, John (2005). The Official Razzie Movie Guide: Enjoying the Best of Hollywood's Worst. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 0-446-69334-0.