Pepe Reviews

  • Aug 13, 2020

    I enjoyed most of this endearing film with its main character, Pepe, the warm-heartening main character who sticks out like a sore thumb in the then-modern day Hollywood of the '60's. Some of the scenes could have been better, however. For example, the scene where Pepe barges into Janet Leigh's bathroom is somewhat alarming and I think, overdone. However, the film has many good points--including a star-studded cast of celebrities who are smitten and seem positively-affected by Pepe's warmth and genuine charm. In contrast to the institutionalized, cold Hollywood of that time. The songs are very good also.

    I enjoyed most of this endearing film with its main character, Pepe, the warm-heartening main character who sticks out like a sore thumb in the then-modern day Hollywood of the '60's. Some of the scenes could have been better, however. For example, the scene where Pepe barges into Janet Leigh's bathroom is somewhat alarming and I think, overdone. However, the film has many good points--including a star-studded cast of celebrities who are smitten and seem positively-affected by Pepe's warmth and genuine charm. In contrast to the institutionalized, cold Hollywood of that time. The songs are very good also.

  • Jul 19, 2020

    The best thing it has is the cameos the story is a complete waist of time.

    The best thing it has is the cameos the story is a complete waist of time.

  • Jun 23, 2018

    Tons of cameo appearances can't help this hopeless musical comedy which tried to make Cantinflas into an American movie star but failed; Judy Garland (voice only) sings the Oscar-nominated "The Faraway Part of Town" and Maurice Chevalier provides a highlight singing "Mimi" and "September Song." At almost three hours, however, the highlights are spread pretty thin.

    Tons of cameo appearances can't help this hopeless musical comedy which tried to make Cantinflas into an American movie star but failed; Judy Garland (voice only) sings the Oscar-nominated "The Faraway Part of Town" and Maurice Chevalier provides a highlight singing "Mimi" and "September Song." At almost three hours, however, the highlights are spread pretty thin.

  • Apr 17, 2017

    Recuerdo que lloré y me hizo sentir muy orgulloso de ser Mexicano y a la vez que sentir coraje porque tuvo que ser una obra extranjera la que me hiciera sentir así http://cineptimoarte.blogspot.mx/

    Recuerdo que lloré y me hizo sentir muy orgulloso de ser Mexicano y a la vez que sentir coraje porque tuvo que ser una obra extranjera la que me hiciera sentir así http://cineptimoarte.blogspot.mx/

  • Jan 16, 2016

    I am a one horse man. Pepe resides in Mexico when his favorite horse, who he views as a son, is sold to a Hollywood movie producer. He embarks on a journey to rescue his horse. He encounters several Hollywood stars at various locations and adventures ensue. "All they like today are legs and bosoms." George Sidney, director of Anchors Away, Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, Annie Get Your Gun, Jupiter's Darling, Key to the City, and The Harvey Girls, delivers Pepe. The storyline for this picture is a Bollywood comedy that I found fun and entertaining. The cast is impressive and includes Cantinflas, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Richard Conte, Sammy Davis Jr, Judy Garland, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak, Cesar Romero, Debbie Reynolds, Charles Coburn, and Tony Curtis, among many others. "A father's place is with his son." I saw this all star cast and had to grab this off Netflix. The storyline for this picture is ridiculous in a Forest Gump kind of way. I found this picture worth a viewing for fans of the classics. I got a few good chuckles and loved seeing our classic stars of yester years in a fun hearted picture. I recommend seeing this at least once. "Luck is only opportunity spelled backwards." Grade: B-

    I am a one horse man. Pepe resides in Mexico when his favorite horse, who he views as a son, is sold to a Hollywood movie producer. He embarks on a journey to rescue his horse. He encounters several Hollywood stars at various locations and adventures ensue. "All they like today are legs and bosoms." George Sidney, director of Anchors Away, Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, Annie Get Your Gun, Jupiter's Darling, Key to the City, and The Harvey Girls, delivers Pepe. The storyline for this picture is a Bollywood comedy that I found fun and entertaining. The cast is impressive and includes Cantinflas, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Richard Conte, Sammy Davis Jr, Judy Garland, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak, Cesar Romero, Debbie Reynolds, Charles Coburn, and Tony Curtis, among many others. "A father's place is with his son." I saw this all star cast and had to grab this off Netflix. The storyline for this picture is ridiculous in a Forest Gump kind of way. I found this picture worth a viewing for fans of the classics. I got a few good chuckles and loved seeing our classic stars of yester years in a fun hearted picture. I recommend seeing this at least once. "Luck is only opportunity spelled backwards." Grade: B-

  • Mar 04, 2011

    This movie was a waste of time and talent. Under the thin veil of a plot it assumes, it spends the first third of the movie gawking at some of the greatest burned-out has-beens to ever grace the screen. There are some great moments in this movie, including Billie Burke shooting Charles Coburn in the back of the head with a slingshot, Bing Crosby signing a tortilla, and Greer Garson buying tequila for a horse. Turns out that the same year that Janet Leigh was murdered in the shower, she was walked-in-on in the bathtub. The main character, sweet little Pepe himself, is an adorable man. The ending of this movie just raised the little hairs on the back of my neck in anger and digust. In an ending that could only have been motivated by racial prejudice, the love interest ends up with a character who has served as the villain throughout the whole movie! And all this right after a beautifully romantic scene with Kim Novack as herself (the best scene in the movie). It nearly brought me to tears. It was so mean, so cruel to poor Pepe, and so backwards thinking that I nearly couldn't stand it. An ending like that can undo a whole movie which was otherwise not great, but not bad.

    This movie was a waste of time and talent. Under the thin veil of a plot it assumes, it spends the first third of the movie gawking at some of the greatest burned-out has-beens to ever grace the screen. There are some great moments in this movie, including Billie Burke shooting Charles Coburn in the back of the head with a slingshot, Bing Crosby signing a tortilla, and Greer Garson buying tequila for a horse. Turns out that the same year that Janet Leigh was murdered in the shower, she was walked-in-on in the bathtub. The main character, sweet little Pepe himself, is an adorable man. The ending of this movie just raised the little hairs on the back of my neck in anger and digust. In an ending that could only have been motivated by racial prejudice, the love interest ends up with a character who has served as the villain throughout the whole movie! And all this right after a beautifully romantic scene with Kim Novack as herself (the best scene in the movie). It nearly brought me to tears. It was so mean, so cruel to poor Pepe, and so backwards thinking that I nearly couldn't stand it. An ending like that can undo a whole movie which was otherwise not great, but not bad.

  • Dec 13, 2009

    Fun outing, pure fluff.

    Fun outing, pure fluff.

  • Jun 28, 2008

    I love the theme song.

    I love the theme song.

  • Mar 31, 2008

    A funny little movie about a mexican that while looking for his horse, get's caught up in Hollywood. Cameos by Bing Corsby and Sammy Davis Jr.

    A funny little movie about a mexican that while looking for his horse, get's caught up in Hollywood. Cameos by Bing Corsby and Sammy Davis Jr.

  • Mar 02, 2008

    i love all these actors!!

    i love all these actors!!