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½ May 31, 2015
It is not a good movie, but the story set in the fashion world of early 1960's Paris can't help but be fun. And, the chemistry between Newman and Woodward is just charming in this goofy romp.
May 6, 2015
i can't believe i'm giving such a low rating for a Newman- Woodward movie (especially Joanne was delightful). Was it a comedy though? It was a romantic nothing. A womanizing dick meets a dynamic tomboy who doesn't want to change but then she does and they fall in love.
December 13, 2014
one of those guilty pleasure movie, that actually not that bad too :D
Super Reviewer
½ September 6, 2012
The beginning of the movie is quite glamorous and charming in a "they don't make 'em like this anymore" kind of way. I especially dig the self-referential commentary in the opening credits, Joanne Woodward's shag mop, and Paul Newman's pouty smoulder. However, the story would have been just fine as an opposite's attract romp. Instead, the mistaken identity/insultingly garish-looking prostitute bit just embarrasses the hell out of Woodward. The message is overtly patriarchal: once-bitten-twice-shy businesswoman secretly DOES want to get married, so she gets a makeover, tells some tall tales, baits a guy, and gets bodily thrown into bed in a clever-if-it-weren't-so-sexist sports metaphor.
January 29, 2012
No wonder women revolted in the sixties if this was the kind of drivel spewed out. Ladies! All you need to get Paul Newman after having him mistake you for a man (because you are foolishly too focused on your career) is to get a makeover that makes you look like a drag queen. Hilarity does not ensue. If I had a bra I would burn it after watching this.
½ May 9, 2011
more an "emperor's new clothes" than new kind of love. it's a pity that woodward's espionage work in Paris wasn't drawn out better (how did she turn from feminist workaholic into full time "courtesan" & emo wreck?) And newman let his his blue eyes do too much of the talking (& mesmerizing). The RItter vs Gabor subplots were the only thing keeping me from falling asleep, aside from the fashion shows.
½ May 8, 2011
seemingly promising at the beginning, dries up in the middle and bores terribly at the end.
hunterjt13
Super Reviewer
May 4, 2011
A down-and-out reporter and a fashion designer fall in love in Paris.
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's excuse to be together while working is a costume drama, except there's very little drama. It's more like a costume/farce. The rather contrived situations are interrupted by dumb special effects/schtick, and there's almost no character development. Even though Edith Head's costumes are great to look at and Newman and Woodward occasionally have the type of chemistry that only an off-screen husband and wife can convey on film, the film ultimately fails.
What is more, films always uphold or reject a certain set of values, and in this case, women are supposed to be virgins who don't work or have any will that isn't subservient to a man. Woodward's character, Sam, is a successful working woman, but in order to woo Steve she puts on the guise of a socialite/prostitute. Think the reverse of As You Like It. Over the course of the film, Sam insists on being called Samantha, and she incurs Steve's wrath for her whore act. Meanwhile, Steve philanders like the last of the red hot lovers, and there is very little comment, as though such behavior is not only accepted but encouraged. The film's conclusion reveals its morality: though made in 1963, the roles of women in this film are stuck in the 50s.
Overall, this is another great example for someone looking to write a feminist critique against a movie.
jjnxn
Super Reviewer
½ April 9, 2008
Silly comedy bouyed enormously by the supporting performances of Thelma Ritter, Eva Gabor, and George Tobias.
February 25, 2008
What a pair, and Maurice Chevalier singing "Mimi."
Haute couture and Paul Newman, I'm all set.
February 12, 2008
humorous and witty, love the combo of Paul Newman and JoAnn Woodward
January 29, 2008
Joanne plays a woman who plain inexperience in physical love who goes to Paris for her fashion designs decides to get her an upgrade with a new hair style and makeup with false eyelashes, but is mistaken by Paul Newman as a high paid prostitute.
January 19, 2008
To see a real life couple act together in that way shows just how great of actors they truly are!
January 2, 2008
One of my favorite movies.
October 28, 2007
Languages - English, French
½ September 24, 2007
A delicious 1960s sex romp in Paris with fashion week as a backdrop. Newman and Woodward are delightful.
September 4, 2007
"I don't want to be a semi-maiden forever.
It's worse than nothing at all. It's like eating one peanut."
August 31, 2007
It starts out strong, with a lot of clever little scenes and dialogue--female shoppers waiting outside a department store, being compared to a stampede of cattle, and split screen of a fashion show and a strip tease--then loses steam as soon as Woodward gets her makeover. Afterwards it regresses into your standard sex comedy that was apparently all the rage in the early sixties. Still, Paul Newman and Woodward have great chemistry, and it's got a great supporting cast (and has a cameo by Maurice Chevalier, singing "Mimi" and "A New Kind of Love").
August 6, 2007
One of my all time favorite comedies!
July 25, 2007
loose plot but overall good acting and spectacular cast
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