Forty year-old Oscar-winning screenwriter George (Dudley Moore) attempts to combat a bout of mid-life crisis by pursuing the woman of his dreams (Bo Derek), even though he first sees her as she is making the way to her own wedding. Tracking the object of his affections to her honeymoon destination in Mexico, George makes several bumbling attempts at seduction, much to the chagrin of his long-suffering girlfriend (Julie Andrews). Blake Edwards' adult comedy was the surprise hit of 1979 and made a Hollywood star of 'Cuddly Dudley'.
One of the best comedies of the 1970s, Blake Edwards' ode to midlife crisis and the hazards of infidelity now plays like a valentine to that self-indulgent decade, and it's still as funny as it ever was. In the signature role of his career (along with Arthur
), Dudley Moore plays a songwriter with a severe case of marital restlessness, and all it takes is a chance encounter with Bo Derek (in her screen debut) to jump-start his libido. Julie Andrews plays Moore's wife, who will only tolerate so much of her husband's desperate need to reaffirm his sexual vitality, while Moore pursues Derek to a tropical rendezvous. The action builds to the now-famous bedroom scene that sent everyone rushing to the music store for their own copy of Ravel's Boléro
. Talk about a classical climax! --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com