Cinema: Time to Bail Out

ALEX AND THE GYPSY

Directed by JOHN KORTY

Screenplay by LAWRENCE B. MARCUS

Alexander Main is not only well into middle age, he is working his way past it. Like most middle-agers—at least the ones who appear in movies and are usually portrayed, as here, by Jack Lemmon —Alex is disgruntled, angst-ridden, desperate and about dead-ended. His life is a crumbling edifice that needs some heavy restoration work. What it gets, instead, is a demolition job in the person of one Maritza (Geneviéve Bujold), an aggressively nubile gypsy. You know the type: wild, tough,...

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