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All three leads are perfect. Each works well off the other two, and one of the astonishing things about Semi-Tough is how it manages to dip into the lowest of farcical and sexual humor and yet retain the dignity and verbal sophistication of the writing from the thirties and forties. Convy is perfect ( and perfectly sleazy) as a Werner Erhard imitator and it is the greatest fun to see a movie so willing to criticize and lampoon so many cherished movements and fads that would come to dominate our lives in this country even more so in the three decades that followed this movie. The movie is relaxed about sexual matters. It concerns mature, adult themes and manages to tonally shift throughout from burlesque to genuine intimacy between its characters. It both respects and criticizes the world of sports and actually gives informed perspectives about how awful all of the earnestness of some of these spiritual movements can be for those that get caught up in them. Burt Reynolds is the sane center of the film: his common sensical rejection of a culture that takes itself too seriously and his playboy libertine ways are a great foil for the dilemma of Jill Clayburgh's falling in love with Kris Kristofferson.Read more ›
While not listening to Gene Autry records, Big Ed (Preston) experiments with every psychic fad that comes along: pyramids, "pelfing" and more. Bert Convy figures large as the "est"-like guru who instills confidence in the man that then wins Clayburgh's heart.
This movie was widely panned for deviating from the Dan Jenkins novel by concentrating on New Age stuff rather than football, thus an outstanding supporting cast is squandered here. They include: Lotte Leyna, Richard Masur, Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed in "Rocky"), Brian Dennehy, ex-QB Joe Kapp, Ron Silver, Ed 'Too Tall' Jones, Dick Schaap and Paul Hurnung.
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This movie really holds up. It's been long enough to declare it a classic screwball romantic comedy.Published 5 months ago by Miranda
You have to watch the film to understand my headline.
Great parody of 1970s personal growth era
There were a few smiles, but I find that these Burt Reynolds comedies from the 70s don't age well. Seemed much more amusing back then. Read morePublished on December 13, 2013 by Jim Wetzel
Like a satisfying cruise back into the 70's for a while, and a truly loving look at a lot of old faces and characters from my very early adulthood. Read morePublished on November 24, 2013 by lisa rembold
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