"Don't cry, Shopgirl. Don't cry."
"I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly."
My heart is full. Yep. Oh, this movie.
Unless you're a huge Judy Garland fan, watch a ton of WWII-era films, or just happened to watch this film, there's a good chance you haven't seen THE CLOCK.
This film is one of the great underrated romantic classics. Vincente Minnelli directed his IRL new bride, Judy Garland, and Robert Walker in Garland's first truly dramatic and non-musical film role. Both Garland and Walker give touching performances as a young woman and a sweet soldier who fall passionately in love…
The scene where Carly, Freddie, and Sam cram into a taxi with Freddie's mom inside and Spencer on the top could quite possibly be heavily inspired by the iconic stateroom scene from the Marx Brothers' 1935 classic A NIGHT AT THE OPERA and that parallel alone makes this an automatic 5/5. Only true '90s kids can relate!
(But for real, so much love for iCarly.)
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is a lovingly-crafted movie dedicated to the art of escapism often found in the experience of watching films on the silver screen, particularly in the 1930s, as many people endured the Great Depression. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great romantic drama/fantasy and to those who appreciate the history of motion pictures.
Jeff Daniels, who portrays a fictional film character and the real-life actor who portrays the character onscreen, makes his performance seem effortless (which…