An absolutely hilarious parody of those Doris Day/Rock Hudson flicks that is perfect in every respect. If you should rent it make certain to get the widescreen version because among the techniques the split-screen is used and it'll be ruined for you unless you go with letter boxing.
Spencer Tracy is an efficiency expert who installs computers. Katherine Hepburn is head of a reference department for a television network who justifiably feels threatened when he starts stalking about her territory.
Widower Cary Grant who's been somewhat estranged from his three children now finds himself living with them full time on a dilapidated houseboat. Luckily he mistakes socialite Sophia Loren for a poor street girl and hires her on as maid and babysitter.
Writer/director Josh Becker has never been able to top this, his first full length motion picture which stars Ted Raimi as nut case who hasn't been to leave his apartment for the last 6 months. Desperate for human contact (and hallucinating like, well, crazy) Hank tries the chat lines andfate accidentally connects him with Nancy who's almost as nutty as he is.
Perhaps more of a comic mystery than a romatic comedy, I still can't resist putting CHARADE in this category becuase Grant was simply magnificent. And the film itself was the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made. Thoroughly delightful on every level.
Tom Conti received an Oscar nomination for his portray of a Scottish poet very much in the style of Dylan Thomas who ekes out a living giving poetry readings to middle aged suburban housewives and then doing the horizontal tango with them. But then love rears it's ugly head.
I'm not a big fan of musicals (which is an odd thing for a Bollywood fan to say I suppose) but I've always loved this film. It was Judy Holliday's last before her tragic death from cancer. She's all tangled up in the lives of the clients of Susanswerphone where she works taking message and offering advice. And falling in love with playboy/playwright Dean Martin who thinks she's a little old lady and calls her Mom. A great comedy with great songs, and a great star who died far too young.
Please don't confuse this with the Mike Meyers abomination although there is some superficial resemblence. Ramu leaves his native India for America with the intent of becoming a movie star like his idol John Travolta, but instead finds himself involved in a porno film where he is instantly smitten with the beautiful Sharonna. Taking her advise on how to become a porn star he instead accidentally becomes the darling of New York's high society--their sex guru.
Love, death, great costumes humor, reincarnation, and lot of singing and dancing. You get your money's worth when you go Bollywood! I DID review it. It's under the title What the Fish!
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Dudley Moore becomes infatuated with a girl after he catches a glimpse of her on her wedding day and impulsive follows her down to Mexico for her honeymoon. It marked the beginning of Moore's career as a serious comic actor who could make it without the help of partner Peter Cook.
The late Heath Ledger stars as a commoner who dreams of gaining fame in the joust, a sport in which only knights of the realm can participate. He adopts a false identity and his plan seems to be working--he even attracts the attention of a noblewoman.