Silly, cartoonish gothic potboiler. Way too much exposition and flowery monologuing, but the leads mostly put it over.
This movie is a TREAT. The color palettes! The sets! The fantasy sequences! The costumes! Shirley’s too-old-for-her-but-who-cares costars. Everyone seems to be having a blast and it’s contagious.
Shirley MacLaine is underrated. Heartbreaking in The Apartment, hilarious here, and dancing, and wearing those costumes, and her slammin’ bod, plus new age movement pioneer. Thanks for the crystals, Shirley. You ARE the crystal.