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As Kent drives along California coast, he recollects recent events in his life: his dropping out of college, also leaving behind his establishment-oriented roommate and his square parents. But above all the suicide of his passive girlfriend Bobbi after he dumped her. He's so filled with guilt he crashes his car, but isn't hurt. He then meets journalist Kristine who is making interviews with college students in America. They sleep together but he wants to move on. He then meets experienced divorcée Julie; they get along well and she finds him a job and a place to live. But Kent's search for a meaning in his life urges him to move on once again. Written by
While there's a lot about this film I can criticize; the low budget limitations, the badly dubbed dialogue (sections, not all through), and some pretentious, badly dated elements, it's one of the more interesting, beguiling films about being young and a sort-of rebel in the 60s I've seen.
More poetic than plot driven, with a minimum of dialogue, a young man goes on the road to find himself, and to forget a girlfriend who killed herself when he couldn't commit. He sees the country and has a fairly complex romance with a sexy southern woman a little older than himself.
A quiet, thoughtful film, with great songs (mostly by Tim Buckley). I kept wanting to dismiss this, but found I couldn't. Reviews from the time (a rave in The New York Times), talk about how great the widescreen photography is. Sadly, its only available on a murky 4:3 VHS transfer, and even that is very hard to find.
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