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Carol Monda stars as Micki, a restless, cynical native New Yorker. When her uncle Charlie becomes terminally ill, Micki reluctantly agrees to help take care of him. Charlie lives in the small town of Cape May, which big-city gal Micki has trouble adjusting to.
Micki happens to be a lesbian, and she's wary of getting involved in a serious relationship. She's been burned before, and she's just too foot-loose to want to settle-down anyhow. But Micki soon finds herself chasing after a very attractive women named Roberta, that she meets at the local diner. The one thing Micki has in common with the woman, is that they both look after Micki's dying uncle.
Micki sets out to seduce Roberta. But Roberta is reluctant to get involved with Micki, due to Micki's inability to form a permanent, serious relationship. Micki tries all sorts of clever ways to win Roberta over. Roberta does become attracted to Micki's roguish charm, but continues to play hard-to-get. Roberta makes it clear that if Micki wants her, it has to be a real relationship, and not just a fling. Micki has to decide if Roberta means enough to her, to let Roberta tame her wanderlust.
This film was quite down-to-earth, regarding the very human need that we all have to be loved. Carol Monda as Micki, and Joy Kelly as Roberta, really clicked on-screen as the star-crossed lovers. They played out the classic romantic dilemma of opposites attracting, then repelling. The trials and tribulations of their love affair, is something that most anyone who has been in love, can relate to.
This film is a sensitively told story, of lesbian romance between two very different woman, and their struggle to make their relationship work. Both women begin to overcome their fears about being vulnerable, once they start an on-going relationship. The film ultimately shows that no matter who a person is, they can find love, if they open their hearts and let love in. It's kind of a corny premise. Yet it also is true to the hopes most of us have, to find the one person who'll love us deeply, warts and all.
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