Based on a British novel by Muriel Spark, this film transposes the setting to a Philadelphia convent and parallels the tactics and backstabbing of the Watergate affair to make its point. It's a roman a clef
, with women playing the roles of the real men who almost took the US under. True,
it's only one joke, and they do it over and over, but Glenda Jackson, as a cloistered Nixon, and Dennis, who looks enough like John Dean to be his sister, play their parts to the hilt, and the lack of plot is more than made up for by the sharp dialog and excellent ensemble acting. The picture was
either hated or loved by those who saw it, so you'll have to decide for yoursel...