A post-BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE adultery story. Here the characters include an author of sex books, an affluent but frustrated middle-aged couple, and young women exploring different relationships for the first time. There are hints at incest, handled in a tense but highly sensitive
manner. The characters all meet at a California retreat near the film's end. Well-done characterizations that satirize but never caricature. Direction captures the mood of Southern California. Made in 1970, the film was not released until 1972, probably to capitalize on the stardom O'Neill had
achieved the year before in THE SUMMER OF'42.