BREEZY is about an the unlikely love affair between a divorced older man, Frank Harmon (played by Holden aged 56 at the time of release), and a young hippy girl, Breezy (played by the lovely Kay Lenz). After a hitchhiking incident gone wrong, young Breezy escapes to Frank Harmon's lawn; her youthful energy and relative innocence sparks something inside him. As the film progresses, so does their relationship, in spite of both their age gap and the vast differences in temperament and maturity.
Though I didn't really detect the hand of Clint Eastwood in play here, I thought the direction was solid and pretty tight. I did see a strange physical resemblance between Kay Lenz and Hilary Swank, another lovely woman directed by Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby), and for a moment I wondered if there was something in that. I've not heard of any deeper connection between Clint and Kay, but if so, I would not be surprised...stranger things happen at sea, wot? I've seen Lenz in small parts on the TV, and a glance at IMDB shows a long list of this type of thing, as well as some bigger features, not the least of which would be AMERICAN GRAFFITI.
I enjoyed BREEZY. The 70's were a great time for interesting little films, both on the big screen and the television. I'm certainly predisposed to think well of films of that decade, but I think that this one has the stuff to interest and satisfy fans of both love and human behaviour.