In Praise of Older Women (1978)
“All the girls I know are absolutely weird… They don’t want to make love with me. I’ve tried everything! I guess I just don’t understand women.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
… who discovers that older women — rather than virginal co-eds — are the ticket to sexual bliss; it’s a mildly intriguing premise, but one which never develops into anything more complex. Andras’s first (mutual) “conquest”, Karen Black, is by far the most interesting female character in the film:
… but after Andras cruelly cheats on her, she’s out of the picture. The central problem is that Andras simply isn’t a very likable character — he’s a player, and not ashamed to admit it, but why should we care about him or his life?
Redeeming Qualities and Moments:
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Bleh. Yeah, skip it.