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A young man is in love for the first time. However, his girlfriend is older than him, from a rich family and has more experience with relationships. Their love is sometimes emotionally draining, but physically very passionate. Can it last?

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Complete credited cast:
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Elgin Smith
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Caroline
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David
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Shelley
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John March
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Professor Oxton
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Marsha
June Barrett ...
Felicia
Pat O'Hara ...
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Jenny Hill ...
Girl in Bar
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Billy Beck ...
Cafeteria Proprietor
Virginia Leith ...
Mrs. March
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A young man is in love for the first time. However, his girlfriend is older than him, from a rich family and has more experience with relationships. Their love is sometimes emotionally draining, but physically very passionate. Can it last?

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Why doesn't anyone tell you there's a difference between making love and being in love? See more »

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1 June 1978 (Netherlands)  »

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William Katt was approached three times to play the lead role of Elgin Smith before he finally agreed to do it. See more »

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That's Enough For Me
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Written by Paul Williams
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70s Personified
28 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you came of age in the 70s from a middle to upper-middle-class white family, or you just like a good dialog-based story with Cat Stevens in the background, you'll enjoy this one. Interestingly, there are no ethnic minorities portrayed in this film.

William Katt personifies the 70s nice guy better than anyone else can. I actually totally believed the scenario. It was his first love, but not hers. He was a freshman, while she was possibly a senior, and she was from a rich, educated background, while his parents owned a hardware store in presumably a small town. He was in awe of her beauty, her age, her sophistication, and even her inaccessibility. You could see it all in his eyes and mannerism, thanks to Katt's earnest effort.

Having another person in your life full time is complex and high maintenance, even under the best conditions. Add youth to the mix, and it's even harder. This movie does a fine job of portraying the three elements of a new relationship: Learning about and dealing with the other person's baggage, planning daily and weekend activities, and sex.

The music by Cat Stevens and Paul Williams hearken you back to a time when music was sensitive and dreamy, and the words meant something.


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