Forty-two year old famed composer/playwright George Webber is going through a midlife crisis. He is seriously dating thirty-eight year old actress/singer Samantha Taylor, who he loves, although he admits their connection is more intellectual than it is emotional. She, in turn, loves him, despite barely tolerating his often infantile behavior. This behavior includes spying on a neighbor's sexual encounters with a wide array of women, this spying about which the neighbor knows, as he does it himself. Driving one day, George spots a young woman who he believes is the most beautiful creature he's ever seen - an "eleven" on a scale of ten, tens which he didn't believe existed before her. Beyond the fact that she is probably half his age, a problem with George's infatuation is that she is just off to her own wedding. George and Sam's relationship takes a hit with an argument which is further exacerbated by a series of misunderstandings. As such, George decides to pursue the woman of his ... Written by
A temptingly tasteful comedy for adults who can count.
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Did You Know?
To find a "10" for the film, director Blake Edwards
originally scouted a variety of locales such as coffee shops, talent agencies, little theaters and model agencies and went to a fashion show where a dozen top models screen-tested underwear of their own choosing. Edwards then decided that spectacular beauty is no substitute for acting talent and that the ability to market products is different to carrying a major acting role in a major motion picture. See more
Jenny has been on the beach the whole day, wearing a swimsuit. But when she's seen in the hotel room later, she has no tan lines on her body. See more
[the dog runs out of the room after Mrs. Kissel farts
Whenever Mrs. Kissel breaks wind, we beat the dog.
When the credits of the cast begins to scroll up and out of the iris of the telescope's view to George and Samantha's inside penthouse, only the members of the cast are seen and not their characters they played. See more
Referenced in Not Only But Always
Don't Call It Love
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Portion sung by Dudley Moore
(uncredited) and Robert Webber
(uncredited) in songwriting scene
[Heard instrumentally as main title] See more