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Let's Make Love
When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.
1. “Can you love a rich man for his charming smile?”
2. “You know, the first time I read it I didn’t know if this is what you were going to pay me or my social security number.”
These are two unrelated examples of dialogue from this film; the first is relatively clever, suave even, while the second is the bluntest species of moth-eaten, vaudeville cliché. Those two bits of repartee serve to illustrate just how uneven this film is. That being said, I must confess that though I am not Marilyn’s biggest fan, this was the first time that I saw in one of her performances a little bit of what people have always said was there to be…
I can't imagine any human being who loves movies and movie stars not being beguiled and bowled over by the presence of Marilyn Monroe. In anything. So even if you're not a fan of musicals in general or you've heard negative things about this odd George-Cukor-directed movie-with-music, you really shouldn't miss Monroe wiggling and vamping to Cole Porter's My Heart Belongs to Daddy. When she pulls off her sweater and throws it to a mesmerized Yves Montand, who plays her billionaire suitor-in-disguise, and struts off in that black teddy, well, your heart should melt.
But there always was more to Monroe than the way she looked. Despite the sketched-out character she plays, you can see her intelligence as an actor…
This film did not hook me, despite the attempt at charm. Monroe is the only reason to watch this film, and that's about it.
Marilyn Monroe is sexy! Yves Montand is charming. Tony Randall comes off as a second rate Jack Lemon (which is fun in it's own right!) The whole cast is pretty good and there are some great cameos.
Let's Make Love is a fun and entertaining romantic musical comedy that has it's charms and is fairly well made and is so much a product of its times. The score is typical golden age comedy music; same goes for the costumes, jokes and humour. All in all it's a fun time waster that has a kitschy 60's charm to it but ends leaving you a bit off.
Why? Because the story (as it plays out here) just seems so fake. Montand comes…
Sosa comedia para el lucimiento de Marylin, que brilla en algún momento musical aislado y poco más. Ni siquiera los cameos de excepción animan una lujosa producción que resulta más aburrida que otra cosa.
Colorful Marilyn Monroe musical that showcases her while not piling on the glamor as much as usual. The real star here is Yves Montand, an infamous billionaire whose life is being parodied through the stage play Monroe is starring in. He pretends to want to act in the play just out of curiosity, but he ends up falling in love with Marilyn. Who can blame him. Of course love triangles ensue, which is only natural with her. Not a lot in the movie was outstanding, but the musical numbers are great and Montand has some hilarious moments as a bumbling Frenchman trying to learn how to act.
A light and breezy romantic comedy/ musical that sees Yves Montand as a billionaire who winds up agreeing to play a character based on himself in an off-Broadway play that is making fun of him, just to get closer to Marilyn Monroe. Let's Make Love follows the usual Monroe blueprint; she plays a sultry yet sweet-natured simpleton who usually level-headed men fall for and do ridiculous things during their pursuit of her. It's a formula that works; Monroe invented that; and it's good fun, the performances are well executed, there's some decent songs and a few laughs too. A good time was had by all while watching this.
Ļoti jauks (protams, naivs) stāstiņš ar mūzikla piesitienu. Šeit, lai arī Monroe izpilda standartu un nav ne vainas, piezogas tā viņas sazombētā aura. Vai vienalga kā to nosaukt.
Bet, ok, tas netraucē, jo kā izklaides kino šī filma strādā uz 100%.
With 2 hours, you'd think they'd have been able to build a decent ending. Was she in love with him? I was fully expecting her to walk out on him after she realized who he was and be deeply upset. I guess this really was about money all the time. Except that he more or less wooed her back with his sex appeal... I'm not kidding. She didn't say "ooh, it's getting hot in here" and take off her slip because he pulled out a wad of money. Anyway, this is more actors showing off and musical numbers than story and I agonized through more than half of them. I was under the impression this was an off-Broadway theater... do these places usually have such a large orchestra playing during rehearsals? Must be the kind of off-Broadway company who believes they're heading for on-Broadway soon.
You should have seen my face during the cameos.
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- Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat
- Employees Leaving The Lumière Factory
- A Corner in Wheat
- The Musketeers of Pig Alley
- Fantômas Serial
- 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
- 13 Ghosts
- 100 Rifles
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