The funniest, sexiest midlife crisis in movie history.
A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.
I thought I would like this more, what with the Blake Edwards charm guarantee and adding in Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews. You know, British cheek everywhere. But I was bored. I’ll never understand or be able to relate to the idea of Dudley’s male “mid-life crisis” that comes with the desperate need to bang a “perfect” woman half his age. And how is the beautiful Bo Derek the perfect “10” over Julie Andrews, who possesses brains, talent, poise, AND beauty? At least he makes a proper fool of himself. This movie is for the dudes, that’s for sure.
Is that sexist?
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Went through my DVD collection today and got rid of the dead meat. A few I have to watch again before deciding, and this was the first. It ended up in the pile of unwanted.
I remember this from my younger years, watching it at the cinema. I thought it was fun back then! This time it was dull as hell and did not trigger a single smile.
"Whenever Mrs Kissel breaks wind, we beat the dog."
It may not be the funniest ever line in a movie, but it was so close, it made me spit out my blackcurrant cordial. The sad and often comical mid-life crisis of composer George Webber, directed by Blake Edwards, cemented Dudley Moore as a true Hollywood star, from beginnings that were far less solubrious. Edwards was already a major force in Hollywood and in particular, comedy. He had been responsible for most of Peter Sellers work in the mid-seventies, with the entire Pink Panther series coming under his direction and enviable scripting skills. He was, of course, married to Julie Andrews (his second wife, who plays the part of George's long…
This was a film that I had just never seen, always heard it was a good film. I honestly don't care for Dudley Moore, he is usually annoying as shit. I also always thought Bo Derek was noting special, I had only seen her in Tommy Boy, so I understand my knowledge of her is limited.
I was definitely surprised how good this film was. The acting performances from Moore, Andrews and Derek were good. I liked the story quite a bit as well, I was engaged pretty much the entire film. I gotta say though, what the fuck was Dudley Moore doing going swimming in a sweatsuit???? Are you kidding me??
I will admit that my attention was grabbed…
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