Love among the international set, and among the floral bouquets, the lamps, the cushions, the Panavision rooms. The desirable remark about Once Is Not Enough would be, "It's too much." Alas, it only rarely reaches that extreme, although it is often in the act of stretching. It is told with a gossip's voracious and unmoralizing interest in the experiences that befall the young heroine, January (played by a bar of soap named Deborah Raffin). She's almost fatally catapulted from a motorcycle, greeted by her father with a "Welcome Home" printed in lights on the Goodyear blimp, deflowered at a bachelor pad equipped with Muzak, scarlet walls, and fake fireplace -- and then? and then? The cast members, doing such roles as Oscar-winning movie producer, fifth richest woman in the world, biggest stud in New York City, first woman editor of Gloss Magazine, and alcoholic Pulitzer Prize novelist, engage in their tasks with a degree of hearty cooperation one would imagine difficult to maintain in a gathering of grownups with minds of their own. Starring Kirk Douglas (good), David Janssen (very good), Alexis Smith, Melina Mercouri, and Brenda Vaccaro; directed by Guy Green. (1975) — Duncan Shepherd
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