The romance angle is also nothing new.
The free-wheeling young people vs the stuffy older generation was laid on rather thick and is another aspect which seems not at all profound now.
Has its moments though. Some quite funny scenes. Overall, however, just feels dull and pointless.
Decent performances by Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn and Jack Warden.
Weirdly, the actors here are insiders into watching the Hollywood actor sex-trade politics, some actual contributors like Beatty who co-wrote and starred along w his reported real life lover julie christie - who reportedly didn't want to be in it, but did it as a favor to Beatty.
It has a pervading melancholy angst instead of being a light adult sex comedy - that heaviness sucks the life out of the whole movie.
It should have been a real popcorn fest watching hollywood exes dealing w each other, but its like a quietly seething argument at a funeral - you just want out of there, but you politely stay til its over.
The movie ends with a typical 70s, ambiguous ending where everyone wanders away in an angst-y daze.
Its Tired, dated and could only be enhanced by commentary, so at least they could gossip about the interesting things going on while you are being tortured w this bore-fest.
Look. Now Ive said to much..lol
One star for the great soundtrack.
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Oh, woe is me.