Barbra Brady

Blume in Love

In This Evening's Movie on July 9, 2008 at 4:33 am

Paul Mazursky’s Blume in Love begins with hints of the delectableness of love and espresso–leading man George Segal (I’d forgotten he once had a pretty boy face) and lady Susan Anspach’s Venetian honeymoon consists of days and nights making love and drinking Italy’s cup of choice. 

Two TEMs (This Evening’s Movie) in a row evoking hot and fragrant beverages…

But not so fast, my sweet evocations. A hasty few scenes ahead, Segal’s character, in bed with his mistress/secretary, fires her. (If this had been a Mel Brooks movie, Blume would have said, “You’re sacked.”)

Mazursky, thanks for the flashback construction. You revealed Blume’s hopeless romantic side in your prologue. Grazi.

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