Sunday, September 26, 2010
GIRLS ON THE ROAD (1972)
First of all these girls are only on the road for maybe the first quarter of the movie. That's my first problem. My next problem is that these girls are completely unlikeable idiots. If this wasn't made in the 70's and full of some way out-there hippie types it would be really awful. The plot concerns a nutty flash-backing Vietnam vet who crosses paths with our titular young ladies. Then all three of them end up at a self-help/cult on the beach where most of the movie takes place. There's a slasher running around but he's a strangler so not much blood is shown anywhere and only a very little bit of nakedness is on display. The film was rated PG at the time, which of course nowadays there's no way it would be less than a R. The most bizarre scene is probably seeing the dad from THE WALTONS hit on a girl that's supposed to be 17 years old, so that's something. The alternate title is HOT SUMMER WEEK which is more accurate.