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Why is it that bad movies are often so much more fun to watch than good films? Case in point; "Star Spangled Girl" based on what was at the time Neil Simon's only flop Broadway comedy.
For my money, the film gets off to a rowsingly campy start by having Davy Jones sing the title song "Girl" (made famous by that well known Brady Bunch episode) over the opening credits. We then are introduced to perky and well-built Sandy Duncan who plays an Olympic swimming hopeful who moves into a Los Angeles apartment complex next door to two wacky writers of an underground newspaper. The most annoying of the two; Todd Susman (he's like that awful guy in your high school drama class who always thought he was cuter and funnier than he really was) falls for Duncan in that kooky sitcom way, while his partner Tony Roberts tries to get him to focus on his work.
Everything about this film just screams "TV movie" and really plays like a full-length version of a "Love, American Style" episode (helped by the fact that the score for both was composed by Charles Fox).
Stagy and talky, the film nevertheless has a lot of pep and good spirit. Duncan is cute, Roberts has great comic delivery and Susman is, well...annoying.
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