Sometimes, one wants their movies to be an escape tool. That’s what this movie was when it was made and what it has always been. Two young people vacation on a Greek Island and meet a French woman who has led a rather eclectic life. Educated, knowledgeable about life and just plain sexy she is. A love triangle ensues without all the recriminations that would result in the real world. The only “pain and suffering” is the normal feelings of sharing a lover with another.
The funniest part is the surprise visit from the American girl’s mother and best friend. For all its risqué subject matter, the movie stays on the surface of all that and plays this for fun and laughter. It’s just good old-fashioned escapism along the lines of “California Dreaming,” “Hollywood Knights,” and other movies of that genre. It serves to introduce us to Darryl Hannah and Valerie Quennessen, who was lost in an automobile accident in the eighties.
If you’re looking for a movie that will give you a few laughs, a little titillation and some harmless sexuality, this is a good choice. Who knows, it may spark some interesting conversations between you and your significant other!