Taking Off ★★★

Pretty fun counter-culture comedy about parents dealing with a runaway teen. (It's definitely a lighter take on this subject than Paul Schrader's HARDCORE!) Lots of good comic actors (Buck Henry, Lynn Carlin, Georgia Engel, Paul Benedict, Vincent Schiavelli) and some very sloppy New Hollywood social commentary with a couple of scenes that deliver big laughs. Includes the screen debut of "Bobo" Bates (we know her now as "Kathy"), the excellent angry hippie song "Ode To A Screw," and a glimpse of Jessica Harper!