They don't make 'em like this anymore. Frankly, they should have never made this one. Johnnie Ray and Marilyn Monroe were horribly miscast. At least someone had the good sense to limit Mr. Ray's screen time after he was established as a member of the family. But poor Marilyn, I would swear this was an attempt to derail her career. She was vastly out of place. That is not to say she didn't have talent, but hers did not lend themselves to the old-fashioned vaudevillian style of singing, dancing, and line reading. The screenplay was atrocious, and character development was worse. I never got the sense that the characters were remotely related to each other The situations weren't relateable, but felt like they were strung together just so somebody could say there was a plot.
I gave it one and a half star because the music is great. People would be better off buying the soundtrack so they didn't have to deal with utter crap between these great songs.