Back in 1971 Osborn wrote the personable The Paper Chase which became an equally personable film. He has a nice way of glancing across fresh, new surfaces--particularly young love, here that of Robert Henry for Kate. Kate becomes pregnant in most undue time, in fact right away. Her parents carry on as if the situation had never occurred before; his father, a doctor, always demanding and incommunicado, is of little help until the end, long after Kate is featured in a headline as the ""Mermaid [who] Meanders in Bay."" There are some glossy fillers about sailing and the California sun scene, but all in all this does a fast dissolve no matter how nicely gift-wrapped, without a crinkle.