It’s time again for California’s Young American Miss beauty pageant, the biggest event of the year for Big Bob Freelander and Brenda DiCarlo. But Brenda is having marital difficulties and Bob’s son is up to some mischief. Could this year’s pageant be in jeopardy?
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Great lowkey 70s film that plays like a less ambitious & formally inventive Nashville set around a state high school beauty pageant in California. Some wonderful moments like when Dern tells his depressed friend about being stood up for a date by Liz Taylor as key moment where he accepted his lot in life and remained happy by realizing he had to settle for less - the American dream in miniature.