Blume in Love
First screened in July 2014
Director: Paul Mazursky. Cast: George Segal, Susan Anspach, Kris Kristofferson, Marsha Mason, Shelley Winters, Paul Mazursky, Donald F. Muhich, Annazette Chase, Erin O'Reilly, Mary Jackson, Ed Peck, Carol Worthington. Screenplay: Paul Mazursky. Twitter Capsule:
Mazursky's witty dialogue and relaxed, nuanced performances keep this flying. Elegant til late rape scene undoes it.
Give or take last act and shaky Venice stuff, as close as early-70s American movies came to nouvelle vague equanimity and wit in matters of sex and conversation. Solid hit for Mazursky.