lost somewhere in the 1940s
• rachel weisz & old hollywood enthusiast •
Any time a film involves gaslighting you best believe my anxiety and stress are off the charts in every way possible. By the end I didn’t want Doris Day to trust anyone not even her Aunty who lets be real was shady as hell. I think Day gave a great performance even if it felt over the top at times but I think I would react the same in her situation. A few things felt like they were unanswered and the end did feel a little rushed after such a long build up.
I was really willing to give this a go until Jason Bateman appeared with Crab arms and Melissa McCarthy did a whole dance/dream sequence with him. I’m usually a big fan of McCarthy and her comedy but this just wasn’t it it’s now 2/2 of her latest films I’ve not enjoyed. Fingers crossed she’ll have some redemption soon before I refuse to watch anything new she does.
“You didn't let me finish. I was going to say 'turn right here left'.”
I adore this film with all the crazy antics that go on and how incredibly fun Lucille Ball is, and poor Desi always being dragged along for the ride. The perfect thing to watch on a rainy day off whilst all warm and cozy in bed.
Can I just give five stars to Emilia Clarke and her phenomenal range as an actress? I mean she carried the entire film on her shoulders that I didn’t even real care about the main point of the film. Everything was about her and the story of Mark kinda fell to the background I felt like this was more her story rather than his.