• ndoane

    ★★★★ Rewatched by ndoane 13 Jul, 2015

    After seeing many more Stewart, Hepburn and Grant movies, I enjoyed this much more. The first time around I found Grant to be irritating and an unworthy suitor. But after so many movies Grant movies I can't help but like him here. Knowing Jimmy stops being such a sourpuss later in the movie makes the earlier scenes much more enjoyable. This is now one of my favorite screwball comedy/love stories.

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  • Jackson Ross

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jackson Ross 25 Aug, 2015

    As wonderful as ever.

    Before this viewing, I did some research and discovered that James Stewart was uncomfortable in the role of tabloid reporter Mike Connor, and was constantly worried he was giving a poor performance. With that knowledge in mind, I couldn't help but notice that insecurity manifesting itself on screen, and how much better the film, and Stewart's performance, is for it. Stewart's insecurities as an actor align perfectly with Connor's insecurities as a writer, wanting to be…

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  • Gabriel Camillozzi

    ★★ Watched by Gabriel Camillozzi 25 Aug, 2015

    The Philadelphia Story é uma comédia romântica, dirigido por George Cukor com roteiro de Donald Ogden Stewart e por Waldo Salt, foi baseado na peça de teatro de Philip Barry. Katharine Hepburn é a socialite Tracy Lordé que dois anos apos se divorciar do primeiro marido, está prestes a contrair matrimônio com George Kittredge interpretado por John Howard, um aspirante a político. Porém, dias antes da celebração, a família é surpreendida pela chegada de Mike Connor (James Stewart), um escritor…

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  • Josh Darby

    ★★★★½ Watched by Josh Darby 23 Aug, 2015

    Film #17 of the "Scavenger Hunt August 2015" Challenge
    Task #19. A Black and White film
    My list: letterboxd.com/darbyact/list/scavenger-hunt-aug-2015-edition/
    Original List: letterboxd.com/jesushmacy/list/scavenger-hunt-august-2015-blackjack-and/

    This film is like watching poetry in action. The Philadelphia Story is funny, smart, sharp and a really fun watch! Three of classic Hollywood's biggest stars are on the top of their game with this manic romantic comedy. Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and James Stewart are the endlessly watchable. Grant is charming as ever, Hepburn shines in this…

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  • Vinny Thornburg

    ★★★★½ Watched by Vinny Thornburg 14 Aug, 2015 1

    I've been hitting a string of classics that I'm actually agreeing with instead of just sitting back and going "Pfft, overrated!" and it's been great to not be so negative.

    This was actually one I always seemed to avoid mostly because growing up I was instead showed High Society, the remake which fills it up with songs and Sinatra matching up with an aging Celeste Holm. Hell if it wasn't for the cast (It's Grace Kelly's last film) and the…

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  • Not Ben Sachs

    Added by Not Ben Sachs

    Ostensibly a tribute to Katherine Hepburn, the Music Box’s latest weekend morning series has highlighted a number of George Cukor’s best films. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) caps a string of successful Broadway adaptations (after HOLIDAY and THE WOMEN) that now appear ahead of their time for their strong female characterizations and gentle criticism of social taboos. This film is no exception—Its subjects include high society, divorce, and (as always) the practicality of romance—but it was put together with such craft…

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  • Gregory Kent

    ★★★½ Watched by Gregory Kent 04 Aug, 2015

    Manic romantic comedy with tremendous performances. I love the dialogue, I enjoy the jokes, and that party looks as fun as hell.

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  • Shoumik Hassin

    ★½ Watched by Shoumik Hassin 09 Aug, 2015

    Deathly dull, amazingly sexist. Thank God for Jimmy Stewart otherwise this would absolutely be my most hated movie of all time.

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  • Jason Darby

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Jason Darby 05 Aug, 2015

    If you are looking for a bridge between the screwball comedies of the thirties and forties and the modern day romantic comedies (at least in terms of genre tropes), The Philadelphia Story most likely fits the bill. It is supremely witty, superbly acted, and equipped with fundamentally sound direction.

    Based on the Philip Barry play of the same name, The Philadelphia Story falls into a subgenre of screwball comedy called the comedy of remarriage, whereby the two young lovers fall…

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  • Anthony Kellaris

    ★★★½ Watched by Anthony Kellaris 05 Aug, 2015

    Katharine Hepburn is sooo cooool

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  • Pete Laurie

    ★★★½ Watched by Pete Laurie 25 Jul, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I’d say that for as long as I’ve been a serious movie fan, I’ve appreciated the work of Cary Grant, James Stewart and Katherine Hepburn. But I’d also say that it’s only since writing this blog and forcing myself to actively seek out the classics, that I’ve finally started to appreciate why these three, amongst many others, are so revered all these years later.

    I know this level of appreciation must be a relatively new thing, because I’ve seen The…

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  • Jack Keating

    ★★★★★ Added by Jack Keating

    An often forgotten film, 1940's The Philadelphia Story remains to be my favorite film from that specific year, one of my favorite films, and what I consider to be the definitive Romantic/ Screwball Comedy. It's the ultimate "love" triangle involving Katharine Hepburn (a newly engaged, formerly divorced socialite) and leading men Cary Grant (playing her ex-husband) and Jimmy Stewart (playing an Oscar-winning newspaper reporter). Just a wonderful film that makes me smile every time, even if it's just a quick memory or scene from the film. The Ultimate Happy Pill Film.

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