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The Wonderful Pulitzer Prize Play... becomes one of the Great Motion Pictures of our Time!
The classic stage hit gets the Hollywood treatment in the story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.
I had a smile on my face throughout the entire film! I've always had a soft spot for Harvey! James Stewart was impeccably charming and the film was whimsical and darn right amusing!
This is a film the entire family can see together and not have to worry about cringe worthy scenes!
James Stewart starts as Elwood P. Dowd, a very peculiar man who befriends an invisible rabbit. The action focuses on the relationship between Harvey and Elwood and how it affects their family and the community around them because everyone thinks he's crazy for talking to an entity that no one sees, a six feet rabbit. Harvey is a film that manages to convey its message to the public in the best way possible. Henry Koster's film is sort of a critique to the perfectly normal human being, it's a film which appeals to the peculiarity and originality, a film which shows that there is no harm in being different, people shouldn't judge those who don't want to live in accordance…
I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with.
-Elwood P. Dowd
I never considered myself a huge fan of James Stewart, but after watching Harvey I realized I must be. After finishing the film, I was sure this was my favorite Stewart performance. Then after dwelling on it for more then 10 seconds I came back to the realization that Stewart stars in two of my all time favorite films: Rear Window and Vertigo.
In my review of Vertigo I even said that it must be the greatest performance of his career. Even as a wrote that I'm thinking of other great Stewart performances that go against the characteristics most associated with the actor. So to…
"Miss Kelly, you know, when you wear my flower, you make it beautiful."
First of all, if anybody has suggestions for films that you think I should watch, pop over to my Summer Recommendations list and comment what you recommend. I've been having so much fun watching these films, and I'd love to get more suggestions as I work through them.
Harvey is a film that I have very mixed feelings about. And that, heavily, is because of the first half an hour of the film. Throughout the first half-hour, I debated on whether or not to turn the film off. It drags the…
"I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it."
My two favourite films are Donnie Darko and Rear Window, I just don't understand why anyone thought this film about James Stewart and his imaginary giant rabbit friend would interest me.
Over the past couple of years I've had the pleasure of becoming aquainted with the work of the late, great James Stewart. I was speaking with my wife about him the other day and she suggested I see one of her favorite Stewart films, Harvey. I've seen several of Stewart's well-known films, but for whatever reason I'd never heard of Harvey or if I had I didn't remember. Either way my wife borrowed a copy of the film from our local library, and I decided to give it a go. It was very interesting. By today's standards it wouldn't be considered strange at all, but considering the time of it's release it must have been considered very strange. It's a…
A bunch of schmucks try to ruin an innocent man's life
Un poco marcado el machismo de la época para mi gusto, pero fuera de eso, un relato sencillo y honesto que viene cargado de un comentario social importante acerca de la madurez y lo que significa ser adulto. Mucha ternura y dulzura en un paquete emotivo que se llama James Stewart como pocas veces fue tan convincente.
A charming film about the importance of delusions in a world numbed by cynicism. Jimmy Stewart is convincing in an incredibly warm and familiar performance. It suffers none of the clunkiness that can often creep into films adapted from the stage.
Harvey is one of those movies that I didn't know that much about in general except for the fact that Universal pictures considers it a classic movie and family friendly movie based on a DVD I got a while ago. From recently watching this film, I just find it to be mediocre despite this film having its strong moments.
If you want to read more of my reasoning behind this film being mediocre to me , I would suggest you go to my movie blog and the link to the post will be on the next paragraph.
Very clever in its writing and riddled with great performances, what makes "Harvey" work as a comedy is the sweet innocence and charm that James Stewart gives to his fellow players.
Incredibly bright and full of great laughs, the film plays with fun sequences of romance, humor and excitement from the moment we meet James Stewart in the film.
I can imagine this movie being good times and times ago.
Unfortunately it did not get me and seemed utterly artificial.
I hadn’t seen this in quite awhile and had forgotten just how funny and charming it actually is. This is one of my very favorite James Stewart performances and the supporting cast matches him every step of the way. Reviewed on flickersintime.
This movie is so charming and sweet, that unfortunately drags in the first half as some of the comedy by some of these annoying characters doesn't really work. But I'm a bit conflicted cause I think they were suppose to annoying.
Despite that, all is really forgiven when it comes to James Jimmy Stewart's performance as Elwood P. Dowd. He gives such an incredibly magical and endearing performance as this man with his pooka. There is this scene near the middle of the film where he gives this speech that is just captivating. You believe him, you love him, and you want to be him. To escape reality and just have that positive and happy mindset. This movie reminds you of the importance of our emotions, especially the happy kind. Highly recommend this movie.
"I recommend pleasant."
I adore this play.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
I thought it was about time I tackled the list. I've created plenty of top 100 genre compilations but I…