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It's the end of the 70s. Hippies are assimilating, women are raising their consciousness, and men are becoming confused and ineffectual. Don't expect to be able to keep track of all the names or who's sleeping with who; the picture very skillfully conveys the hopeless muddle through which the many characters move as they try to Find Themselves. Written by
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Fellow beings, we are here to celebrate a wedding. Not one imposed by an uptight consumer society, which kills whales, builds nuclear reactors, but a real marriage. Will you touch each other please?
[Kate and Harvey hold hands]
Beautiful. Harv, can you relate to making a heavy commitment, to share your space with Kate, respecting her identity as a free being?
No. I promise to love, honor, and cherish Kate Linville Holroyd in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, forsaking all...
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A funny and brilliantly scripted parody of 70s suburban life
This is in my top ten of all time favourite films.
Harvey Holroyd can't understand what's happening around him. His wife has started to raise her consciousness, his daughter is concerned about her rights, his best friend who has a preoccupation with the Johnny Carson show is bombed out on pills and he's been a loser for 5 years!
I can sum this fantastic film up in two quotes from it: "Reality is watching a pair of self proclaimed assholes getting pair-bonded by a priest from the gong show". "Are they hell's angels?" "No they're gay. On weekdays they're regular guys with regular jobs but at weekends they dress up like hell's angels and listen to a lot of Judy Garland record". Priceless!
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