Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Average Rating: 5.5/10
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Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2
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Helen Gurley Brown's self-help best-seller was the nominal source for this Hollywood sex romp, directed by Richard Quine, co-scripted by Joseph Heller and David R. Schwartz, and starring Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood. Tony Curtis plays Bob Weston, a writer for a scandal magazine who is working on an article on research psychologist Helen Gurley Brown (Natalie Wood) and her best-selling book Sex and the Single Girl. Bob needs to interview Helen, but she refuses to see him. Bob impersonates one of
Dec 25, 1964 Wide
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As usual in this type of farce, male and female leads have fewer comic lines than supporting players. But Curtis registers exceptionally well when detailing supposed marital problems to adviser.
Graceless stuff, criminally wasting Bacall and Fonda as a couple with marital problems (they're in love, but constantly quarrelling), and with Quine's moderate flair for comedy nowhere in evidence.
Spain never looked lovelier, but the banal romances of the lightweight principals in this retooled vehicle make the trip wholly unnecessary.
In a small role as a production man, note Wayne, who appears as Benjamin Franklin in a superb one-man show around the world. Storch also turns in a neat cameo as a motorcycle cop.
1964 sexual revolution fodder, with some slapstick for redemption.
Audience Reviews for Sex and the Single Girl
- Motorcycle Cop: Now hear this - Now hear this - you're all under arrest!
- Helen's Cabbie: Watch my smoke lady, I could have been an astronaut but the pace was too slow.
- Sylvia Broderick: Hi Kid!
- Dr. Helen Brown: Mrs. Broderick, does he come home to you every night?
- Susan: Well, I really don't know.
- Dr. Helen Brown: You don't?
- Susan: No because, um - well I don't always come home every night.
- Dr. Helen Brown: You know, when you smile like that you do look like Jack Lemmon.
- Dr. Helen Brown: I have a-a - metabolism thing and I, uh, get drunk very easily.
- Bob Weston: Well I was reading a medical journal just the other day where it says that if you take a drink, and take it down in one gulp, it bypasses the metabolism.
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