Cinema: The Damned

IN PRAISE OF OLDER WOMEN Directed by George Kaczender Screenplay by Paul Gottlieb

It is bad enough being an older woman in our society without being damned by the faint praise of this entirely fatuous, Canadian-made, soft-core film. Based on a novel by Stephen Vizinczey, it traces the romantic career of a youth (Tom Berenger) from his teen-age sexual initiation (by Karen Black, who betrays a certain nervousness in this comedown role) through various tedious amatory escapades with a number of older women. Some of them, despite the title and the falteringly worldly...

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