Brooks, hardly a great director, doesn't quite pull off this adaptation of the Rossner novel. Keaton is a repressed teacher of deaf-and-dumb children who lives under the thumb of her macho father, Kiley, and her let's-make-everything-nice mother, Pointer. She would love to be free of
them, so she sets out to find "Mr. Right" but in all the wrong places. She haunts the singles bars and goes on a sexual voyage, sleeping with Atherton, a befuddled, sweet guy who loves her; Gere, a stud with sadistic tendencies that thrill her; and finally, Berenger, the insane bisexual who
eventually takes her life. Keaton is shown existing in two worlds: the safety of school and home...