Martha: I disgust me! You know, there's only been one man in my whole life that has ever made me happy. You know that?
Martha: George, my husband. George, who is out somewhere in the dark, who is good to me, whom i revile, who keeps learning the games we play as quickly as I can change them, who can make me happy and I do not wish to be happy. George and Martha...sad, sad, sad. Whom I will not forgive for having seen me and having said - Yes, this will do. Who has made the hideously hurting, the insulting mistake of loving ME and must be punished for it. Some day, some night, some stupid liquor-ridden night, I will go too far and I'll either break the man's neck or I'll push him for good, which is what I deserve.
Its story and of course ending are conventional, But Baby Boom is a cliche done right thanks in large part to Diane Keaton who absolutely steals the show and thanks to an amiable story that warms your heart, no matter how cliched it is. It is a feel good film which is never more than that, but it is also a comedy that doesn't feel dated despite being released in a decade that is notorious in that aspect.
Although the mystery part of the film never works as good as the comedy part, it doesn't matter because what a comedy this is! With terrific performances from Loy and singularly Powell, whose dialogue delivery is, as Ebert put it, 'so droll and insinuating', with their charming teasing and evident chemistry and with a number of big laughs, The Thin Man is made of those things screwball comedies are all about - wonderful acting, great chemistry and an overall hilarious joy ride.
Shanghai Express has solid performances from its leads, luminous presence from Dietrich, as always smart dialogue and it is an overall entertaining film, but it is never anything more than that - a solid story with wonderful acting and conventional ending.
The Man Who Would Be King has great cinematography and production design, but it is nonetheless a total bore of a film with story and characters as interesting as watching paint dry and Michael Caine ruins the film with his annoying and ridiculous overacting. Tedious rather than escapist, it is a disappointment for director John Huston.
Pocahontas has, as always, terrific songs, especially outstanding Colors of the Wind, the animation is unexpectedly filled with some fine artistic palettes and the ending is beautiful, quite audacious and one of the best Disney endings ever, but the movie is also not entirely involving, the characters are kinda forgettable and the voice acting could have been better. It is a good film, but not a great one, especially having in mind the time when it came out - right in the middle of the Disney Renaissance.