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Documentary film-maker Bob Saunders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film. Returning to their Los Angeles home, the newly "enlightened" couple chastise their closest friends, Ted and Alice, for not coming to grips with their true feelings. Bob insists that everyone "feel" rather than intellectualize their emotions, and Carol pronounces "that's beautiful" after anyone says anything even remotely personal. Ted and Alice humor their friends, but it is obvious that there is a good-natured sexual tension at work within the foursome. Written by
When Ted is in the pool talking to Bob, he says "I called home to make sure the kids were okay," using the plural "kids" - but they only have one child. See more »
When we come right up to the sex, you become embarrassed.
What am I... What would you like... What am I supposed to think?
I have no wants. Say what you think you'd like to say.
Do you think I need this? Do you really think you can help me?
I think it'd be useful to talk some more. I don't know for sure if I can help you or not. Do you think you can help yourself?
Ted is a very nervous man! Now sex is very important to a man! You know that!
Well, it seems that our time is up for today.
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A delightful look back at the daft optimism of a memorable era
The pay-off, it seems to me, is in the fact that at the moment when the enthusiastic couple and the reluctant couple submit to the full and unfettered concept of free love, they finally realize the truth that no matter how much love and social freedom they feel towards their dearest friends, there are still some areas of human experience that are best kept private and intimate.
So, rather charmingly, they decide that however hip they seem and wish to appear, deep down they are as old fashioned as you and me !
Malcolm McDougall - ( child of the sixties )
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