Chilly Scenes of Winter (originally released as Head over Heels) is a 1979 romantic comedy film, written and directed by Joan Micklin Silver.
The film is an adaptation of the 1976 novel Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beattie.
The first version of the film, with the title Head over Heels, had a happy ending. In 1982, the distributor re-released it with a new title to match the book, plus a new melancholy ending. The film had a more successful run this time.
Charles Richardson is a civil servant in his early 30s, working in the Department of Development, Salt Lake City, Utah, and an impetuous romantic.
One day he meets Laura Conley in the filing department of his office and it is love at first sight.
Laura is a married woman who has just moved out on her husband Ox, a log home salesman. She is disillusioned by own marriage and wants to find herself.
Charles gathers courage and asks her out. Soon she moves in with him and seems happy.
But she starts having second thoughts. According to...