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Design for Living Reviews

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February 25, 2003
A química entre o trio principal é ótima, mas o roteiro, livremente adaptado a partir de uma peça de Noel Coward, jamais aproveita o potencial de seus personagens.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2011
An elegant romantic farce that seems heavy-handed when it's meant to be lighthearted.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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January 26, 2006
The script galumphs when it should glide.
August 26, 2009
Welcome to bohemia!
February 3, 2012
The dialogue is sharp without seeming too impeccably perfect to be real human speech.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 15, 2012
It isn't [Lubitsch's] fleetest work, or most sustained, but it has moments of unbridled genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 7, 2012
Even when Lubitsch filmed a play by Noel Coward, he still made it his own. Design for Living doesn't feel like a celebrated play; it feels like a Lubitsch movie.
December 15, 2011
A daring movie that satirizes sexual mores and heaps irony upon irony. If Hollywood tried to remake this movie today, they would probably take the ménage à trois set-up and strip away all the depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 27, 2011
For Lubitsch, the film would mark the end of his most creative period at Paramount (1929-1933) -- and a fine final bow it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 18, 2011
beneath the sublime surface of Lubitsch's best films beats a human heart full of recognizable desires, fears, flaws, and longings, which is precisely what sets his work apart from its sleazier, more mundane counterparts
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 26, 2003
Well, maybe it is a little lumpy for Lubitsch, but I think the film more than holds its own.
March 12, 2013
The "Lubitsch Touch," indeed: edged and between the ribs before you know it's being brandished.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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