December 05, 1977 12:00 PM

When Jill Clayburgh is on screen, this film takes on the zany air of Jean Arthur’s best comedies. If, because of Dan Jenkins’ funny novel, you thought the movie would be about pro football, surprise. The game action is limited pretty much to brief flashes. The rest of the time the story revolves around some silly people who are into an est-like consciousness-raiser called BEST. Too many scenes are random, and there is something grim about watching a pair of 41-year-old men, Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson, try to get by as cute jocks. The title should have been Butch Reynolds and the Touchdown Kris.

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