Nobody wanted to see John and Mary 50 years ago, and nobody except for those with a curious, Larry Karaszewski-like appreciation for oddly inert ’60s misfires will see it today.

The only way to catch this Peter Yates film is via YouTube [after the jump] or on a 12 year-old DVD.

That Time cover conveyed a very simple message: “You probably don’t want to see this film because you can tell at a glance that Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow don’t belong together…one look tells you they were paid to do this.” The trailer adds to this impression and then some.

Plus Farrow is red-haired and freckly-faced in the film but blonde and creamy-skinned on the Time cover. It all feels pushed, unnatural, lacking in urgency. In a word, inconsequential.