Film adaptation from the novel by D.H. Lawrence, discovered after the celebrated author's death in 1930, a romantic love story tells of a prim young English girl who is sexually attracted ... See full summary »
Charley is a surgeon who's recently lost his wife; he embarks on a tragicomic romantic quest with one woman after another until he meets up with Ann, a singular woman, closer to his own age... See full summary »
Colin's a sad-eyed British artist holed up in a rundown hotel in small-town Vermont after being dumped by his fiancée. The hotel owner plays matchmaker and introduces him to a local girl. ... See full summary »
Oregon, 1980: Jane, Elaine and Louise are all feeling the effects of inflation and cannot afford, as the title states, the high cost of living. Jane cannot afford a babysitter or get ... See full summary »
Susan Saint James,
Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about... See full summary »
Stanislas Hassler blazes the development of modern art in his gallery, packed with works of surprising shapes, colours and textures, and where exhibitions turn into media events. Gilbert ... See full summary »
A runaway truck containing the corpse of a slain gang leader rolls into a California nightclub owned by Johnny Cain, a hard bitten former free-lance adventurer. The gang threatens to kill ... See full summary »
"Graduate"-styled irreverence with an overlay of sex, marriage, identity, and analysis...
Deadpan-comic character study from the novel by Charles Webb involving a dissatisfied working stiff (with a predilection for peeping) whose benumbed wife walks out on him while on their vacation; she moves in with her sister and masculinely-neutered brother-in-law, while the husband attempts to woo her back. Though dotted with trenchant observations about what makes a marriage work or fold, this script by Lorenzo Semple, Jr. doesn't have enough meat on its bones for a feature-length film. Without understanding the history of the young marrieds, it's difficult getting a grasp on the sullen, sulking wife or her randy spouse. The celebratory finale seems lifted straight from "The Graduate" (itself based on Charles Webb), while the points being made regarding sexual appetite and the search for identity are all rather obvious. In the lead, glinty-eyed Richard Benjamin offers different facets of the horny, paranoid male, yet he doesn't have the punchy dialogue needed to turn this guy into a microcosm of the sex-obsessed modern-day husband. ** from ****
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