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In Praise of Older Women

  • Film

Time Out says

Despite its title, this tediously faithful adaptation of Stephen Vizinczey's book proves to be no more than the picaresque adventures of a highly self-satisfied Hungarian Romeo. Glibly reflecting on the nature of Women, Love, etc., hero and film skate arm-in-arm across an utterly conventional series of sexual encounters: from adolescent seduced by his neighbour (whatever is Karen Black doing here?), via cabaret artiste and 'revolutionary', to the women he meets as a philosophy lecturer in Canada. The film hits a high when one of his pupils has the temerity to declare her sexual preferences. But as that immediately writes her out of the picture, we are back to the soft-focus, softcore actions of a limp prick; a guy who can rise no further than his own dire simile: love is like a supermarket - you can come out with goods you just didn't need.
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Release Details

  • Duration:110 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:George Kaczender
  • Screenwriter:Paul Gottlieb
  • Cast:
    • Tom Berenger
    • Karen Black
    • Susan Strasberg
    • Helen Shaver
    • Marilyn Lightstone
    • Alexandra Stewart
    • Marianne McIsaac
    • Alberta Watson
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