Take a Girl Like You

Take a movie like this. It's about a virgin (Hayley Mills) and a guy (Oliver Reed) who is trying to make her, can't, and is obsessed about it. That's all there is to it.

With:
Noel Harrison Oliver Reed Hayley Mills Sheila Hancock John Bird Aimi MacDonald

Take a movie like this. It’s about a virgin (Hayley Mills) and a guy (Oliver Reed) who is trying to make her, can’t, and is obsessed about it. That’s all there is to it.

Basically, it is not a bad little English kitchen-sink drama with some strong but low-key performances, but a lack of sense of humor, generally wearisome development, and a downbeat ending.

At the core of George Melly’s script, based on Kingsley Amis’ novel, is the whole dreary ritual of a boy and girl in conflict about sex.

Jonathan Miller’s direction iss competent, not without its occasional humor and bright spots, but they are too occasional, and what should be a comedy is essentially heavy and melodramatic.

Take a Girl Like You

UK

Production: Columbia. Director Jonathan Miller; Producer Hal Chester; Screenplay George Melly; Camera Dick Bush; Editor Jack Harris; Music Stanley Myers

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 101 MIN.

With: Noel Harrison Oliver Reed Hayley Mills Sheila Hancock John Bird Aimi MacDonald

More Film

  • Durban 2018 Panel on Sexual Harrasment

    For Black Women in South African Film Biz, Equality Still a Struggle

    Take a movie like this. It’s about a virgin (Hayley Mills) and a guy (Oliver Reed) who is trying to make her, can’t, and is obsessed about it. That’s all there is to it. Basically, it is not a bad little English kitchen-sink drama with some strong but low-key performances, but a lack of sense […]

  • 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Teases Spider-Ham

    'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Teases Spider-Ham, Other Webspinners

    Take a movie like this. It’s about a virgin (Hayley Mills) and a guy (Oliver Reed) who is trying to make her, can’t, and is obsessed about it. That’s all there is to it. Basically, it is not a bad little English kitchen-sink drama with some strong but low-key performances, but a lack of sense […]

  • Venom Comic-Con

    'Venom' Creators Promise 'Huge World,' Tease Spider-Man Fight

    Take a movie like this. It’s about a virgin (Hayley Mills) and a guy (Oliver Reed) who is trying to make her, can’t, and is obsessed about it. That’s all there is to it. Basically, it is not a bad little English kitchen-sink drama with some strong but low-key performances, but a lack of sense […]

  • Bully

    Film News Roundup: Danny Trejo's Dark Comedy 'Bully' Scores Distribution

    Take a movie like this. It’s about a virgin (Hayley Mills) and a guy (Oliver Reed) who is trying to make her, can’t, and is obsessed about it. That’s all there is to it. Basically, it is not a bad little English kitchen-sink drama with some strong but low-key performances, but a lack of sense […]

  • Jamie Lee Curtis Hugs Fan Who

    Jamie Lee Curtis Embraces Sobbing Fan, Who Says 'Halloween' Saved His Life

    Take a movie like this. It’s about a virgin (Hayley Mills) and a guy (Oliver Reed) who is trying to make her, can’t, and is obsessed about it. That’s all there is to it. Basically, it is not a bad little English kitchen-sink drama with some strong but low-key performances, but a lack of sense […]

  • Teen Titans Go to the Movies

    Film Review: 'Teen Titans GO! to the Movies'

    Take a movie like this. It’s about a virgin (Hayley Mills) and a guy (Oliver Reed) who is trying to make her, can’t, and is obsessed about it. That’s all there is to it. Basically, it is not a bad little English kitchen-sink drama with some strong but low-key performances, but a lack of sense […]

  • Glass trailer

    M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con

    Take a movie like this. It’s about a virgin (Hayley Mills) and a guy (Oliver Reed) who is trying to make her, can’t, and is obsessed about it. That’s all there is to it. Basically, it is not a bad little English kitchen-sink drama with some strong but low-key performances, but a lack of sense […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content