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American Steve Blackburn, in the insurance business, is married with two kids. Vickie Allessio, a self described design "stealer" for a knockoff fashion house, is a recent divorcée with two kids. Steve and Vickie are running into each other more and more in their day to day lives in London before even knowing who the other is, which suits them both fine, as when they do finally officially meet, Steve is up front that he wants to have an affair with her, Steve who has had affairs in the past whenever his wife Gloria, who is from old money, isn't around which is currently the case as she is in the States visiting her parents. Vickie, in turn, is up front that she is amenable to a no-strings affair with him under specific circumstances, namely that it be at least a classy short term affair, meaning no cheap motels, and preferably a weekend away somewhere warm. Able to arrange a business trip to Málaga, Spain, for a week, Steve convinces Vickie to change their agreed weekend to a week and... Written by
I tell you why this is a classic(comedic)love story.
The on-screen chemistry between Glenda Jackson and George Segal is magical. This is the kind of affair everyone fantasizes about. The way the story unfolds and flows is quick and reveals all the interesting aspects of these two people who are accidentally thrown together. There is a very physical lovers' quarrel that will have the viewer laughing convulsively. There are also tears. The "Voice of Reason" in the movie is the character we both love and hate. I lost count at 31,the number of times I have watched this movie. After all these years, it is still one of the great love stories.
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