Made for Each Other
A couple struggle to find happiness after a whirlwind courtship.
I honestly didn't know what this movie was about before I watched it. I just knew it had a New Year's scene and that made me want to watch it close to New Year's Day. Oh yeah, and of course, I wanted to watch it because I love Carole Lombard and I'm in love with Jimmy Stewart (if one can be IN love with a dead man). But honestly, this was kind of a depressing movie to me. Even though it obviously ended happily (as most post-code films of the 30s did), there were definitely some heartbreaking moments and I may have teared up a bit. And it's my own personal preference, but I prefer when babies and children are…
Some funny moments. The pacing isn't consistent. Takes too sudden of a serious tone at the end.
Guess there was a reason I'd never seen this one before. Ridiculously maudlin. But I'll always spend time with these two.
This was a bit disappointing. I'll watch anything with Jimmy Stewart in it, and I think most of the films he's in are excellent but this isn't one of them.
It certainly has its bright moments but it's a bit like a dodgy version of It's A Wonderful Life, with Stewart as a down on his luck, good hearted man trying but failing to provide for his family. The second half of the film is what lets it down mostly. There's a lengthy sequence with a plane trying to get to New York to provide medicine for Stewart and Lombard's baby.. it was a bit weird.
This isn't horrible or anything, and if you're a Stewart fan then I'd recommend watching it, with some hesitation.