Star Spangled Girl
All is fair in love and politics in this 1971 Neil Simon comedy. Two radical journalists, Andy Hobart (Tony Roberts) and Norman Cornell (Todd Susman), find themselves angling for the affections of their new neighbor, Amy Cooper (Sandy Duncan), a patriotic, would-be Olympic athlete whose ideological position is worlds away from theirs.
This film looks dated as it came out in the early 70s and many psychedelic colors are featured and the hair styles also give it away. Sandy Duncan is fine as Amy Cooper, a woman with Olympic dreams who moves in next door to Andy and Norm, two men who produce an underground newspaper together and are barely surviving. In fact, Andy steals food from the local market, drinks all the milk from its carton, and then stuffs pickles, raisins, and whatever else he can in the empty carton and then pays for it.
Norm falls for Amy in a big way and goes so overboard that Andy can’t get him to continue their work on the newspaper, despite the fact they are starving. A few twists happen along the way in the story, and goes in a direction Norm didn’t anticipate.
Unfortunately, there are too many sexual innuendos and comments for us to award our Dove Seal to this movie as a family-friendly film.