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Don Juan (Or If Don Juan Were A Woman) Review


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So what if Don Juan were a woman? I'm not sure if she would behave something like Brigitte Bardot's 1973 rendition of the famed lover, but it's considerably fun to watch her strut her stuff.

In Roger Vadim's interpretation of the Latin lover, Jeanne (Bardot) eats men for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She takes a married politician and immediately ruins him by having him photographed at one of her orgies. She uses a hapless folk singer for sex and then leaves, prompting him to slice his wrists and bleed to death while strumming his guitar. She even extends her wiles to corrupting women, luring the innocent wife of a grotesquely self-absorbed businessman into the sack, then turning the tables on both members of the couple.

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The Game Is Over Review


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Decades before "GAME OVER," there was The Game Is Over,

Jane Fonda strikes what often seems to be Barbarella redux, though that film was still two years away for her. This collaboration with then-husband Roger Vadim (in French) is very bad any way you look at it, although it does offer copious shots of Jane in various stages of undress (for about the first hour of the film, that's all there is, really) and a Graduate-esque ending that sort of makes the exercise worthwhile.

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