“Oh, baby — I told you again and again to stay out of those kind of things.”
A woman (Gladys Knight) whose husband (Barry Hankerson) has run out on her goes to Alaska to try to win him back.
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- Feminism and Women’s Issues
- Marital Problems
- Strong Women
Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this “acceptable low-budget film” — a rare, non-exploitative 1970s movie about a black couple’s relationship — is more a curio for Gladys Knight fans than anything else. Other than the “rousing” soundtrack, the film’s primary strength lies in the way it shows Knight trying to help out her needy female friends in the “male-dominated” territory of Alaska.
- A refreshing focus on a black couple in a mostly-white state
- Beautiful cinematography of Alaskan wilderness
- The haunting theme song (“So Sad the Song”), which will stay in your mind for quite a while.
No, unless you’re a hardcore Gladys Knight fan; I recommend buying the soundtrack instead.