Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
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 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!
"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 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…
"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…
Heartwarming comedy movie with an amazing james stewart as this simple yet very kind man. The way he plays his character is so likeable and so innocent that you just can't help it. There is also alot of comedic interaction between characters and the set up's and pay off's are very well done.
Though James Stewart is fabulous as always and even though the underlying material is filled to brimming with potential, 'Harvey' delivers a somewhat entertaining first thirty minutes and then falls completely, utterly asleep for the rest of its exhausting run time. Gimmicks and schticks that we've all seen time and again overcrowd the cast's performances, and the direction is primitive and predictable. Despite some genuinely funny antics and a heartwarming ending, 'Harvey' never gets its furry legs out of the starting gate. The pooka couldn't save this movie, folks.
Gentle man is suspected of being crazy when he is always talking to an invisible 6' tall rabbit that is his friend.
Despite having the courage to introduce a dose of magical realism, the film doesn't go much beyond its characters.
Good: Some clever lines, Jimmy Stewart perfect as slightly eccentric but kind and gentle Elwood.
Bad: A bit bland and, in the end, and fairly predictable.
Rating: 7.1 / 10 (Good)
Pleasant and charming little film
James Stewart plays the most likable character since Ryan Reynolds in The Voices (2014). Peggy Dow plays the most attractive female character since Amy Seimetz in Upstream Color (2013). Harvey is the most interesting 6-foot bunny rabbit since Frank in Donnie Darko (2001). Honestly, this movie is too long, and a lot of it was very easily avoidable if people would stop interrupting each other. In the end, it didn't really amount to much, but Elwood P. Dowd (here, let me give you one of my cards) is an enjoyable guy to follow, so I'll give it that much.
The sheer amount of conveniences this movie had just got under my skin. So many of the movies problems would have been solved if characters just stopped interrupting each other. I honestly just didn't enjoy it. It wasn't particular engaging or funny. The events that took place felt super contrived. Jimmy Steward is his usual charming self and kept this movie from a 1, but other than his performance, I don't really have anything positive to say about Harvey.
Without Jimmy Stewart, Harvey wouldn’t work. Such a sweet film.
I watched this one in my Acting class in High School. I wasn't completely engaged with all the plotlines and characters, but, Harvey was still a really solid movie. Great camera work and a unique plot that makes you think a bit. Discussing the different viewpoints from myself and all my other classmates about what Harvey is was facinating. ALso, James Stewart gives an incredible performance as Elwood.
Harvey is one of the most charming and magical films I have ever seen. James Stewart delivers one of the most engrossing performances of all time and I cannot stop thinking about his smile.
I thought it was about time I tackled the list. I've created plenty of top 100 genre compilations but I…