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Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk (1959)

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The fabulously successful Pillow Talk was essentially Shop Around the Corner for the 1950s. Playboy composer Rock Hudson and interior-decorator Doris Day are obliged to share a telephone party line. Naturally, their calls overlap at the least opportune times, and just as naturally, this leads to Hudson and Day despising each other without ever having met in person. In a cute but convenient coincidence, Doris' boy friend is Tony Randall, who also happens to be Hudson's best pal. Thus Hudson gets

Apr 13, 1999

Universal Pictures

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (2) | DVD (9)

Pillow Talk is a sleekly sophisticated production that deals chiefly with s-e-x.

May 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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Compulsively mainstream as only 50s Hollywood could be, and never very funny.

May 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Comment (1)
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It often seems complacent and shallow.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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One of the most lively and up-to-date comedy-romances of the year.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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as light and fluffy as its title implies... it's a fun film to watch unfold, resting on the shoulders of its charismatic stars

June 8, 2012 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

It's impossible to imagine this movie not being presented in CinemaScope, as the widescreen format is integral in supporting the imaginative use of split-screen techniques.

May 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

Hudson and Day's Sex and the City, '50s-style.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The first -- and best -- of the witty, well-produced sex comedies starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson.

May 28, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

...Hudson and Day's palpable chemistry together [is] evident almost immediately...

August 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

The first and the best of the three romantic comedies Doris Day made with Rock Hudson at Universal offers a good case of deconstructing the stars' respective screen images.

July 25, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Classic, if not flawless, '50s bedroom comedy.

June 30, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Day is the prudish spinster forced to share a party-line with philandering Hudson in this charming sex comedy.

July 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Quintessential Hudson-Day sex comedy.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

A very funny piece of Hollywood history.

February 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

The quintessential 50s Rom-Com.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Pillow Talk

I thought Doris Day was endearing enough and found Rock Hudson's performance to be rather witty compared to many of his contemporaries of the time. You could see both were friends in real life and in one particular scene you can tell the laughs are genuine. It's silly and nonsensical, completely unconvincing and even mildly absurd. It lead the way to all the badly written, poorly acted and abysmally unoriginal 'chick flicks' we've had to endure since. While I hold it responsible for much of what I hate about today's cinema, I still actually quite like it.
March 27, 2014
SirPant

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A rakish bachelor shares a party line with a prudish single woman.
Shallow and farcical, Pillow Talk rests wholly on the assumption that its audience will find Rock Hudson and Doris Day sufficiently charming that they could perform whatever script and tell whatever story and the audience will still find them attractive. Unfortunately for the film, I find them both attractive but cannot stand a story that is so contrived and ridiculous that it insults my intelligence and over-estimates its own charm.
Overall, this film proves that fluff is as old as cinema itself.
October 18, 2013
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Jim Hunter

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Before I delve into the mediocrity of a fifties' romantic comedy film starring Doris Day, I would like to say that I do have an unquestionable bias against this film, and that is that it stars Day. There's just something so contrived and fake about her persona onscreen and every time I watch one of her sugar spun tales of deception and happy endings my stomach curdles in horror. Romantic comedies in themselves don't chafe against me, nor ones set in a time period that valued modesty and censorship. It's this particular film that seriously rubs me the wrong way, mostly because of how sterile and playful it's trying to be about adult relationships. Being childish about sex is not toned down, and it's not fine for the times, it's gross and leaves open a vacuum that gets filled with obtuse puns and ridiculous misunderstandings between characters. Really there are no cute catastrophes or remarkable setbacks to this film. It's simply a film about a prideful, powerful businesswoman who is trying to make calls through a party line while a philandering bachelor makes calls to floozies when he should be writing hit songs. She has none of the neurosis of future female leads, only ambitions and actual character. Rock Hudson's character is a less than affable, manipulative pig, who keeps messing with Doris Day's character, while she blithely goes along with everything that happens and listens to the advice of said pig which makes no sense. Really it's two noxious characters that are so difference than these actors really are. I was sincerely surprised at Hudson, who made a joke about a character being a homosexual and not in a subtle way at that, which was Hudson's sexual orientation throughout his life. It's just too easy to be cynical about this film, and too annoyed at the pithy dialogue and fake smiles to fully enjoy the lack of chemistry between Hudson and Day.
August 3, 2013
FrizzDrop

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Romantic comedy about a couple who haven't met but share a telephone line. If you like Shop Around The Corner, You've Got Mail, How To Lose A Guy In 10 days then you will like this movie.
September 9, 2011
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Candy Rose

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