White Christmas Reviews
Two former WW2 comrades, Bob Wallace (played by Bing Crosby) and Phil Davies (Danny Kaye), form a song-and-dance duo after the war. The meet a sister duo, Betty and Judy Haynes (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen respectively) and romance blossoms. In courting the girls they go to Vermont, and discover that the hotel they're staying at is owned by their former division commander, Major General Waverley (Dean Jagger). They decide to throw a Christmas show for the General...
Quite disappointing, even if watched at Christmas (as I did). I'm not into musicals, generally, and this doesn't ever rise above average as far as the music goes. Most of the songs just feel shoehorned into the movie, ending up with some pretty lame lyrics and scenes.
The romance sub-plots felt trite and predictable.
On the plus side, the performances are pretty solid. Best of all, the final few scenes are quite emotional, and are what make it a decent Christmas movie. The title song is great too.
I did not like this. It's not my kind of thing at all. People busting out into song at random points of the movie just annoys me. Especially that godawful sisters song that they made us hear 3 friggin' times. I've had it stuck in my head ever since. Not cool.
Some of the banter was pretty good, but that's about it.
This is a 2 star movie for me, but if you're into musicals, I'd bump it up to 3 stars.