The Last of the Red Hot Lovers is a hilarious comedy from 1972 based on a play by Neil Simon. Middle-aged Barney Cashman (Alan Arkin) who owns a seafood restaurant is suffering from a mid-life crisis and thinks that life is passing him by. Barney's long-standing marriage to his high school sweetheart has grown stale and unsatisfying, so he believes his sex life needs a little pick-me-up. Barney thinks that his life will be transformed for the better when he uses his mother's apartment while she is out of town to bring women to and hopefully take them to bed. He makes several blundering attempts with different women such as chain-smoking Elaine (Sally Kellerman), manic Bobbi (Paula Prentice), and his wife's friend, the hysterical Janette (Rene Taylor), none of whom fall for Barney's charms nor fulfill his sexual fantasies. Barney soon realizes that being a player may not cure his mid-life crisis after all.