I love this film for several reasons: Glenda Jackson, witty dialogue, London, and early 70s nostalgia. Jackson is clearly the "class" in this film, delivering intelligently witty barbs with withering English stoicism. She won her second Oscar in a row for this role (her first being for "Women in Love"). George Segal, as her American business executive lover, is a worthy partner, charming, endearingly clumsy, pathetically macho.
The plot is a familiar one: divorced woman meets charming married man, they start out having a fling and end up falling in love. The ending is inevitable. However, the intelligent script and marvellous performances lend this much-trod material a certain sharpness and humour.
Yes, it is dated: the clothes, the coifs, the dramatic situation, the novelty of a male secretary, and the novelty of an openly gay man. But for those of us who like to wallow in nostalgia (particularly their own), these things are positives rather than negatives. For those who are not into nostalgia, the well-written script and superb performances should suffice. For Glenda Jackson fans, this DVD is an absolute must-have.