From visionary director Sidney Lumet (12 Angry Men, Network) comes an ensemble masterpiece about female friendship, taboo and affection based on the sparkling novel by Mary McCarthy. Starring Candice Bergman, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman, Lucille Bluth and Joanna Pettet in her film debut. Sex and the City writer Candace Bushnell said, 'The Group reminds us that not much has really changed', and it's not hard to see why as the film covers such wide-ranging topics as free love, contraception, Trotskyism, abortion, lesbianism, alcoholism, abuse and mental illness. Filmed in New York and Manhattan, the story charts the lives of eight young women who graduate from an exclusive college in the middle of the Depression. There's Lakey, who returns from her travels with a girlfriend, Dottie, a repressed socialite Kay who marries a playwright and the wealthy Kathleen who insists on proving her value in the workplace. Also in tow are the perpetually pregnant Pokey, gossiping Libby, wannabe doctor Polly and darling of the Manhattan literary set, Priss. Sumptuously filmed by Oscar winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman (12 Angry Men) with gorgeous costumes from Anna Hill Johnstone (The Godfather) this treat is delightful to the eyes and warming to the heart.