Disillusionment In Sun-Drenched 1970s American New Wave Cinema: A Watching Brief
This is pretty much what Oscar bait looked like in 1973.
Cinderella Liberty opened at almost the same time as The Last Detail, and was apparetly adapted from a book by the same author, so its comparative lapse into being ignored is not all its fault.
Even so, Mark Rydell's film isn't exactly reaching for the clouds here, especially with its rather patronising storyline of kindly naval officer James Caan helping out "barroom cock-tease" Marsha Mason with her errant son.
But as is often the case with this sort of thing, I can't really hate it because it's so well acted by people that I really like (Eli Wallach is also prominent, and Bruno Kirby gets a small support role) and confidently directed if nothing else.
Otherwise, it's unremarkable and, yep, earned three Oscar nominations. Like I was saying.