Blume In Love

The wonderfully tuned trio of George Segal, Kris Kristofferson and Susan Anspach head one of the most ambitious and emotionally rewarding films from the mind of Paul Mazursky, the Seventies zeitgeist chronicler of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and An Unmarried Woman. As the “Me Decade” bestowed a great deal of moral liberties, the average schnook was sometimes unprepared to handle them in stride — and Blume In Love, Mazursky’s tale of a divorce lawyer in the age of sexual freedom coming to terms with the fact that his ex-wife is indeed his true love, is awash with brilliant subtleties, and many true laugh-out-loud moments. As the era was the first in many moons to acknowledge American platonic male friendship with sensitivity, the film’s dynamic between Segal’s wound-up modern lover and Kristofferson’s laid-back dude was groundbreaking then, and still just as fresh today, thanks to Mazursky’s razor-sharp observations.
Dir. Paul Mazursky, 1973, 35mm, 115 min.

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