Scott, a smug Montreal lawyer, searches for the girl of his dreams whom he met briefly four summers previously, when she was in a sports car on a tiny ferry going to an island in the St. ... See full summary »
Scott, a smug Montreal lawyer, searches for the girl of his dreams whom he met briefly four summers previously, when she was in a sports car on a tiny ferry going to an island in the St. Lawrence. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Bonnie is pressuring him to marry her. Written by
I am one of probably a handful of people who actually saw this film in a real theatre in 1973 (it ran about 4 days). A classic of the small budget Canadian 'youth' films that were produced thanks to indulgent government grants/tax writeoffs during the era, the film exudes a certain charm. Visually, the production values and colour are uninspired but again reflect a kind of film school innocence that looks quite charming from today's perspective.
The plot, such as it is, revolves around a man who sees the woman of his dreams (blond, busty, wearing a wind swept blue dress) as she departs on a ferry. Trapped on shore, he feels the angst of knowing that the 'one and only' is sailing away (yes, it is trite). Years later, and on the eve of finally making a committment to his current partner, he decides to make a quest to see if his fantasy girl is in fact 'the one'. Everything ends happily, with all characters resolving their feelings in a true '70's style expression of love, happiness, and unprotected sex.
In fact, the film is a good watch, notwithstanding my somewhat tongue in cheek review. The cast of a classic collage of young Canadian actors who were active in the early 70's, all of whom qualify for the "where are they now award". Noticable is a bit part played by Gay Rowan, who singularly among all the cast went on to Hollywood, where she played bit parts in such films aas SOB and Greatest American Hero. I only remember her as she had a brief writeup in the late 70's about how tough it was for Canadian actresses to break into Hollywood (she was a waitress in LA, as I recall).
The film is out of distribution, and copies are rare. If you get a chance though, see it. It is truly a representative example of an era of Canadian film making which will never be seen again!
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