Synopsis of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 123movies: One literate and profane night inside the pathological marriage of tortured souls, a middle-elderly New England professor and his carping spouse. Turning the underbelly of bourgeois academia right into a microcosm of human relationships in all their arduous complexities, it is a harrowing descent into the private lives and painful secrets of two couples thrown collectively for a night. George (Richard Burton) is an accomplice professor of records who has became to alcohol to address his vituperative, vicious spouse Martha (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), whose urge for food for administering abuse is aware of no bounds. Invited to the couple’s home for late-night time liquids are new professor Nick (George Segal), and his naive spouse Honey, where over the route of the night, the polished veneer of the hosts tarnishes grotesquely. The witty repartee of consummate sophisticate Martha degenerates into increasingly violent verbal abuse of each her husband and guests, while George’s stoic façade crumbles both bodily and emotionally. The horrified Nick and Honey (Sandy Dennis) to begin with come off as happier foils to the misery of the older married couple, however the visitors are quickly mirroring George and Martha of their mutual antagonism, giving voice to buried resentments and alcohol-fuelled revelations of repressed accidents.
IMDB ID: tt0061184