A suburban housewife in 1972 is abandoned by her husband, and goes out to find herself in the middle of the swinging Playboy-era sexual revolution. Looking for love and adventure, she explores nudist colonies, orgies, prostitution, bisexuality, and bohemia.
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A dazzling construction with colors to peel your eyelids. A sharp, scintillating intelligence partaking of the liberating power inherent in disreputable genres and thus liberating her heroine. Since this is a serious film it is seriously funny. Camp is a cop out, but this is not camp!
This is the problem with trying to be hip. You take the titles from the Mary Tyler Moore show, and add Paul Lynde and various campy plotlines, and you get a deliberately unfunny mess that is supposed to be ironic.
This is really fun, an homage to 70's "titty movies" or something like that. I was wondering whatever happened to Anna Biller, I almost forgot about her-it turns out she has a new film in the works after a 9-year hiatus! I don't want to know what she has been doing inbetween.....
Anna Biller's tongue in cheek homage to 70's erotica films is quite novel but fails to sustain a two hour runtime. The intentional over and under acting and the wonderful kitschy set design and costumes are amusing for the first half but flogs the dead horse after awhile. There are some quite wonderful scenes here and there (especially the nudist camp) and one has to admire the director's attention to detail.
Una pelicula que hace una burla al estilo de vida americano de los 70´s, al que vemos en revistas y TV, con situaciones llevadas al más alto absurdo, un grito dificil de soportar, con una cololimetria sorprendente.
Everything that works for this smart commentary and amusing sendup is what eventually becomes tiresome. Dropping a half hour from the run time would keep Viva fresh and allow one to revel in all the meticulous aspects so masterfully pulled off, including the pitch perfect bad acting! The costumes and set designs are outstanding and characters.and script are a hoot. Viva's just too much, slang intended. 3.5 stars