At first sight, Jeremy Jones (Robby Benson) a young boy falls in love with a newcomer girl Susan Rollins (Glynnis O-Connors) at school. After a few awkward meetings, they start liking eachother, go together, and its special confused adolescent moments ? make love, discuss life, know eachother, enjoy each other?s company ? before the inevitable strikes. Susan?s father (Ned Wilson) gets his transfer back and has to leave the city. With so much sadness both this young souls depart.
This is a beautiful simple FIRST LOVE story of any young souls. The moments, the stalking, the emotions, the happiness ? everything is depicted in its simplest and truest form. There is not much coming in the way of their love ? which is a relieving part of the story. It is straight forward. The supporting cast ? especially Jeremy friend, his musical teacher and Susan father ? give a very understated but human character. Their responses to this teenage love stays with you in formulating your own responses in life.
Both Robby Benson and Glynnis O-Connors give the best performances of their career that spans (for both of them) to nearly more than 55 acting projects in last 35 years. But this role will remain their most loved and well remembered. Both are so comfortable with eachother ? especially in those delicately filmed love making scenes ? that it surely must be hard for the director and acting to film that successfully.
The Director Arthur Barron has done a very decent job in taking out performances from these young stars ? who look so natural and full of honest love. He makes this movie still watchable and relevant, even after 35 years. It is fresh as a morning dew drop ? and I think will remain so. This Director made only two feature films in his career, and mainly devoted his time for television.
A special mention of the theme song of this movie ? Hour Glass ? which is still hummable and pleasing to hear even today. It is a classic.
I would strongly recommend the movie to each and every adolescent to see and make it a part of their growing up years.
(Stars 7 out of 10)