Russ Meyer, whose first one-man success was the Rabelasian "The Immoral Mr. Teas," has come up with Eve And The Handyman to compete with the so - called imported art film classics.
Meyer's versatility with the camera has remembered what other message-making film men forget .. to entertain. But that should not mislead the rollicking viewer from appreciating Meyer's satiric handling of themes like sex realism / the economics of supply and demand / harassing the poor consumer / wasteful technology / the overly dramatized mystery of modern medicine . . psychiatry's siren call (the recurring major theme of Man's Ideal Female Image, as played by our voluptua-Alec Guiness Eve Meyer) . . the poor little man so mired by conformity that he is not only blinded by, but helps cover opportunity / a poke at esoteric modern art and its models . . man snarled on the highroads of life by the out-of-reach signposts that painfully mislead him from his natural destiny . . moral and evil contesting in shades of gray . . of hell breaking loose those who can juggle with life without visibly being affected by circumstances / man fighting time . . the grand-eloquent way sex is "dished" out in our modern day and age / the climatic pleasure of the happy ending . . to which we would all like to be committed.
With a toast to unconscious dream fulfillment and conscious audience participation plus entertainment . . we give you EVE AND THE HANDYMAN!