My wife had been feeling down and wanted to put this on as a palate cleanser. We couldn’t believe it had been six years since we’d seen it. It’s one of our very favorites.
This is the kind of movie that you put on to feel good. It’s comfort food. Rich, wholesome, and delightful, and the only problems are the quotidian ones of teenage girls—indeed, the opening sequence is designed around the high drama of how to get the family away during dinner so the oldest sister can take a phone call.
But somehow you feel it so much. It’s classic studio era movie magic.