First screened in May 2013
Director: Arthur Barron. Cast: Robby Benson, Glynis O'Connor, Len Bari, Leonardo Cimino, Ned Wilson, Chris Bohn, Pat Wheel, Ted Sorel. Screenplay: Arthur Barron.

Twitter Capsule: Fond but awkwardly made teen redo of Love Story, where moving to Detroit counts as cancer. In Comp over Cries and Whispers.

VOR:   Never repeated Cannes success; even there, its prize was unpopular. View of teen romance an interesting blend of the dewy and the carnal, sometimes uneasily so. Otherwise gloppy, and pretty dated.

Photo © 1973 United Artists/Kennesset Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

Golden Globe Nominations:
Most Promising Newcomer (Male): Robby Benson

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best First Film

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