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  • Summary: A fortysomething, recently separated philosophy professor (Berling) encounters the former model of a painter who apparently died while having intercourse with her. The professor begins having sex with the teenage girl on a daily basis and becomes obsessed with her.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
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  1. Kahn manages to turn his feast of flesh, navel-gazing talk and self-destructive jealousy into a thoughtful reflection on the subject.
  2. There's enough sexual manic depression to justify house calls from Dr. Laura.
  3. 63
    Talky, overlong and, ultimately, just as predictable and repetitive as the maddening relationship it depicts.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Dominguez
    63
    Only mildly interesting.
  5. Overly schematic, not always believable in its crude sexual mechanics and ultimately unsensual. But it lays out the laws of erotic attraction with a brutal directness that is downright scary.
  6. 40
    As exasperating as it is insightful. The film ultimately falters, though, because it's so resolutely old-fashioned.

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