(1967)3.5Michael HastingsThe combined star power of leads Robert Redford and Jane Fonda elevate Barefoot in the Park above the level of standard Neil Simon fare. The matinee idols convincingly portray a young couple in their first few weeks of marriage: Fonda is well-suited to the part of the nubile free spirit, and Redford is amiably uptight as her lawyer husband. True to form, Simon populates the newlyweds' world with meddling parents, nutty neighbors, and the obligatory swipe at marital instability. Precious little happens in the G-rated feature; the threat of a sour ending is somewhat miniscule when the plot's most pressing conflict is sex kitten Fonda's fear that her husband doesn't love her anymore because he doesn't want to copulate all day. But director Gene Saks treats the material for what it is: a sunny vehicle for two engaging personalities.