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and now dated, this film really is "Desperate Housewives" but in
vanilla, sugar-coated and 1978 be happy seaminess.
Cybill Shepherd is way too nubile to believe, her perfect husband, perfect house and perfect tennis instructor. Just silly. John Hillerman adds the usual chauvinistic platitudes, and the embarrassing soap actors/game show personalities Elaine Joyce and Bernie Kopell round out the vanilla casting. Awful. 2 stars for Shepherd. Sorry she was in this.
The writer has not written very extensive material after this. I don't wonder why. Don't waste your time on this, watch "An Unmarried Woman" with Jill Clayburgh instead. It was produced the same year and was interesting, with capable, real actors in it. 2/10
You always wondered what those actors that guest starred on the Love Boat did with their time well now you know. They hung out with Doc and made a movie. I watched this with sheer guilty delight, the costumes the way people felt about marriage - the effects of the sexual revolution on said marriage it was all pure 70's (yet no one goes to a disco). I should have changed the channel - but in between watching Cybil flip her really long blonde hair and watching Chuck Woolery play tennis I was hooked until the very end. It was a joy to see Barbara Feldon - although confusing at times one day she seems to have the energy of 99 at the gym and a few days later jogging is not her thing (watch for the amount of workouts in this movie - at least everyone is fit) Not the best movie in the world but the love in the beginning is cute and funny and the love at the end...well you'll have to watch -
A bizarre time capsule of the late 70's, with material that would be completely dated if filmed today. It's a sunshiny look at a mindset that could have been handled more seriously, but probably done even more poorly if the producers had tried. Kopell and Hillerman give amusing supporting performances. Cybill looks gorgeous and wears her (2 dozen or so) outfits with great style. Almost worth watching simply for the guest appearances and fun final scenes, but if you don't see it, you're not missing out.
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