On Election Day, 1968, a hairdresser and ladies' man is too busy cutting hair and dealing with his various girlfriends and his mistress, whose husband he meets and finds out is having an affair with his ex-girlfriend.
Thirty-something George Roundy is a Beverly Hills hairdresser, who spends as much time sleeping with his female clients as he does doing their hair. Whether they want to admit it, all the women in his life are for the most part aware that they are are not the only one with whom he is sleeping. And some, such as the wealthy and married Felicia Karpf, have a stronger emotional dependence on George than they would like to admit. George's current girlfriend is Jill, an up and coming actress. Jill's best friend is Jackie Shawn, one of George's old girlfriends who left him because he couldn't make a true commitment to her. In turn, Jackie is currently having an affair with Lester Karpf, Felicia's wealthy businessman husband. George is unhappy working at a salon owned by Norman, with whom he is constantly butting heads. In his first act of wanting finally to be a grown up, George wants to open his own salon, but doesn't have the financial resources to do it, and no bank will lend him money ...Written by
At one point, Goldie Hawn's character tells Warren Beatty's character, "The only way you'll get money out of a bank is to rob one." Goldie Hawn's and Warren Beatty's previous movie together was "$" (Dollars) (1971) where their characters execute a bank robbery, and Beatty's portrayal of Depression-era bank robber Clyde Barrow in "Bonnie and Clyde" (1968) helped make Beatty a cultural icon. See more »
During the final party scene, the song "Good Shepherd" from Jefferson Airplane's "Volunteers" album is prominently featured. "Volunteers" was not released until November 1969, a year after the events in the film. See more »
The film portrays its women, perhaps in a questionable way, accompanied by awareness of their way of life
A day in the life of a Southern California hairstylist (Beatty) as he beds three women (Christie, Hawn and Lee Grant) while at the same time trying to seek a loan from businessman Lester (Oscar nominee Jack Warden) to help him open his own salon His world soon starts to fall apart as he realizes what he fervently wishes in life and the limitations of his cheerful posture toward others
Lee Grant won an Oscar for playing Lester's bored wife who can't seem to take her eyes off Beatty, and even her nymphet daughter (a young Carrie Fisher) desperately wanted him to be engaging in reciprocal sex Grant's actually quite jovial and adorable in her role as we heartily feel for her character near the climax
Warren Beatty appears either excitable or distracted through most of the story He lies, hides, and denies facts, doing whatever it takes to make everyone happy...
If you like to see Julie Christie notoriously fellating Beatty underneath an elegant dinner table well don't miss this funny sex comedy which received four Oscar nominations
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