One of the most delightful confections of 70s movie going was the hybrid of romance, comedy and thriller. In most cases, one is grateful if any of the genres are done right but when you mix them all together, sometimes it's a cinematic recipe for disaster. However, Colin Higgins (9 To 5) who directed in addition to writing the screenplay has concocted a congenial blend of mystery, laughs and charm. A librarian (Goldie Hawn) innocently picks up a hitch hiker and then finds herself mixed up in murder, missing bodies, albino killers, dwarfs and an assassination by a radical political group. Hawn is irresistible here. You can see why she was America's reigning sweetheart of the 70s. Chevy Chase keeps both his smugness and mugging in check and an amusing Dudley Moore starts his American career. The theme song, READY TO BEGIN AGAIN, is one of the great movie love songs which inexplicably lost the best song Oscar to YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE. With Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts, Brian Dennehy and Billy Barty.
The region 1 DVD is a nice anamorphic wide screen (1.85) transfer.