(out of 5)
Emotionally manipulative but still enjoyable road movie about three women travelling cross country in search of a place to belong. When down-and-out lounge singersees an ad asking for a travelling companion to a young woman ( ) looking to leave New York City for California, she sees it as an opportunity for great change and so takes the job. Along the way they stop to visit a friend of Parker’s (a brilliant ) who gets herself into a bit of trouble with the law and so joins them on their adventure. Don Roos’ script travels some well-worn patterns in this type of chick-bonding movie, but he also discovers a lot of new ground that makes it stand apart from many films of its ilk. Features a great soundtrack, warmhearted and amiable characters, and an early supporting performance by a young, hunky . Herbert Ross’s last film as director.
Directed by Herbert Ross
Music by David Newman
Production Design by Ken Adam
Costume Design by Gloria Gresham
Film Editing by Michael R. Miller