Cinema: Mother's Boy

The Idol will be remembered, if at all, as the movie that gave a second-stage lift to the career of Michael Parks. As Adam in John Huston's movie version of The Bible, Parks wears little more than foliage. In this befuddled study of London's dashing young set, he vigorously fleshes out an even barer role as a beatnik U.S. artist.

Parks preaches rebellion against Momism to the best friend (John Leyton) who idolizes him. He persuades Leyton to pay half the rent on a seedy flat, uses it to enjoy Leyton's girl friend (Jennifer Hilary)...

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