"The Buttercup Chain"
Philip G. Waddilove | Los Angeles, CA, USA | 10/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Congratulations to director Robert Ellis Miller - to the superb camera work of Douglas Slocombe - to the beauty of Leigh Taylor-Young, one of the most lovely women we've ever seen on the screen, and her nudity is as natural as love itself. Indeed, this is a film for lovers, sweethearts and right bastards! It is gorgeous!! (Philip Waddilove)"
A Chain Of Fools Playing Musical Chairs...
4-Legged Defender | ATL. GA. | 06/11/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"And I don't mean that in a harsh way, it's just that all 4 of the principal characters have personality defects (don't we all?) that dramatically affect the outcome of their relationships and lives. The tale centers around 2 cousins born from identical twin mothers on the same day (not bro and sis as is listed in product details) and who grow up together and have a bond similiar to twins. When they are reunited after college, they are incapable of having normal relationships with others as a result of this attraction for one another. But they're determined to try, and now we're introduced to a kind Swede who loves the girl (played by Jane Asher, Paul McCartney's 60's girlfriend and sister to Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon fame) and Leigh Taylor-Young, an American freespirit who's taken up with the male cousin, but is attracted to the Swede as well. So now a game of musical chairs ensues amid the four, and the results are rather unpredictable. A great time period piece from 1970, it captures the elements of thought, fashion, lifestyle and naivete perfectly and is a fascinating watch for those who lived then or have an interest in that timeframe. I enjoyed it even though the chain was kinked..."