Ralph Breaks the Internet
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[Claudette Colbert] is often extremely funny, and in the sequence at the local dance-hall, where she has to dance with all the neighbouring farmers regardless of their size and shape, she is exquisitely so. But I resent such a wastage of talent.
Starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray, this comedy about an urban couple who tries to live a happy rural life was so popuar at the box-office that it led to a sequel and to a whole series, Ma and Pa Kettle.
Cute, quaint fish out of water story, almost surely the ground from which the old teevee series "Green Acres" was sprung, about a sophisticated big city girl trying to adapt to farm living. Colbert and MacMurray are friendly enough to get you to "set a spell".
A pretty nice, sentimental, romantic little movie, with some funny scenes, but sometimes it's a bit too silly or sentimental. Overall pretty good, though.
The Egg and I is one of the biggest grossing pictures in the history of Universal pictures and also one of the longest running movie series for that company. Based on the book by Betty Macdonald, it also features the film debut of "Ma and Pa Kettle" (the role of Ma Kettle earned Marjorie Main an oscar nomination). Ma and Pa Kettle are definitely the most entertaining thing about the film, with their acres of kids and a nest of chickens in every nook and cranny of the house. MacMurray plays his usual obliviously affable self, while Colbert is the hapless newlywed, swept off into the mountains to live on a chicken farm by her egg-obsessed husband. There's some unexpectedly heart-warming scenes, but the film itself isn't quite as funny as other similar films from that era.
Hilarious. Ma and Pa Kettle are one of the great comic parings of the golden age of cinema.
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