The Beverly Hills scenes were nice to see, and it had your typical 'Hollywood party' scene with everyone smoking,drinking, taking off their clothes swimming in little ponds and pools. I was wanting just the Eyes of Laura Mars DVD, which was priced ridiculously high, so when I spotted it in with the other two movies, I just had to buy it.
Unfortunately almost none of the characters - male or female - is very appealing. Julie Christie, Lee Grant, Carrie Fisher and Jack Warden all play highly flawed people: only young Carrie's character Lorna evokes any sympathy, perhaps because she is so young and maladjusted..A catchy Beatles soundtrack and lots of bed-hopping does not alter the fact that at the finale the viewer feels empty and depressed. Low self esteem, loneliness, vapidity and desperation are the characteristics of these Shampoo Wives, Husbands and Singles..This is a blog for Richard Martini's books "Its a Wonderful Afterlife: Further adventures in the Flipside" volumes one and two available in paperback and kindle through and "Flipside: A Tourist's Guide on How to Navigate the Afterlife" and "Hacking the Afterlife" Rich is another place to find me.It's certainly funny, and it has moments of real sadness, insight and sharp edged political satire.The way these upscale, self-involved Los Angelenos of1968 partake of the free-love freedom of the 60s, but lose the associated political consciousness - completely ignoring Nixon's impending election - is a valid an interesting observation (albeit one the film kind of beats to death).