The Philadelphia Story ★★★

What a weird film this is, both of and ahead of its time, with an oddly cut-up story that feels like it's going one way in the first act, then drops a whole bunch of plot points never to be mentioned again. Kudos for a James Stewart performance that tones down his oh-golly-gee-ness; he's also got some sparkling chemistry with Katharine Hepburn, though the film often seems in denial.