dinsdag 20 december 2016

100 Movie Challenge 2016 - # 164: Some Like It Hot

Director: Billy Wilder
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 117 minutes
Year: 1959
Starring: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe

Description: When two male musicians (Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis) witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Review: Jerry and Joe are two musicians. When they witness a mob hit, they flee the state and join an all-female band disguised as women.
“Some Like It Hot” manages to combine three subgenres perfectly. It’s a crime comedy, which never gets scary. It’s a romantic comedy, with sensuality, lies and misunderstandings. And it’s also a farce, where everything that can go wrong will go wrong. It’s obvious that the two disguised women are men, but the facts that the other characters don’t notice makes it an absurd comedy.
Marilyn Monroe is type casted as the somewhat dumb blonde that wants to score a rich man, but she does makes some clever remarks here and there. And Sugar is smart enough that she isn’t that smart. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are hilarious as Joe and Jerry, alias Josephine and Daphne. If a movie like this would be made now, the humor would be juvenile and tasteless. Curtis and Lemmon make it entertaining and funny.
I love “Some Like It Hot”, it’s one of the greatest comedies of all time!

Rating: 5/ 5

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