Some Like It Hot Reviews
Some Like It Hot received widespread acclaim from critics, and is considered among the best films of all time. It received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor for Lemmon and Best Director and Best Screenplay for Wilder, the latter along with I.A.L. Diamond. By 1962, the film had grossed $14 million in the US. Roger Ebert wrote about the movie, "Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft." John McCarten of The New Yorker referred to the film as "a jolly, carefree enterprise". The Guardian's Richard Roud claims that Wilder comes "close to perfection" with the film. Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus reads, "Some Like It Hot: A spry, quick-witted farce that never drags." "Some Like It Hot" opened to largely positive reviews and is today considered to be one of the greatest film comedies of all time. It was voted as the top comedy film by the American Film Institute on their list on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs poll in 2000. The film is also notable for featuring cross dressing, and for playing with the idea of homosexuality, which led to its being produced without approval from the Motion Picture Production Code. The code had been gradually weakening in its scope during the early 1950s, due to increasing social tolerance for previously taboo topics in film, but it was still officially enforced. The overwhelming success of "Some Like It Hot" is considered one of the final nails in the coffin for the Hays Code.
"Some Like It Hot" is a classic both as a film and as a story to a certain extent. This screwball comedy-like farce combines humour and topics such as cross dressing, homosexuality, alcohol problems, music, love, sex, mobsters and violence. It has a wide range of colourful characters despite the fact it was shot in black and white. Marilyn Monroe is as ditzy, sexy and innocent as she can be (according to the behind the scenes info she was truly struggling during the shoot and that effected her future career) while we get really magnificent performances from Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as Joe and Jerry and director Billy Wilder shows us how to make a proper screwball comedy.
Disfrazados, los músicos se unen a una orquesta femenina y se embarcan en un viaje hacia La Florida. Allí conocen a la cantante Sugar Kane (interpretada por Marilyn Monroe en el mejor papel de su carrera), quien sueña con casarse con un millonario. Joe (Curtis) siente una gran atracción sexual por Kane y se disfraza como millonario para seducirla, mientras que Jerry (Lemmon) es perseguido por un millonario (Joe E. Brown), quien se siente atraído por su versión femenina.
Aquí, el sexo se transforma en amor, el interés material se convierte en interés afectivo y las barreras de los sexos se traspasan. "Some Like it Hot" es una de las mejores comedias en la historia del cine, Marilyn Monroe exuda sexo por cada uno de sus poros y Tony Curtis y Jack Lemmon no pueden estar mejor. Además, incluye también uno de los mejores finales en la historia del cine.
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Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis make an excellent duo in this insanely smart and laugh out loud funny.
Osgood: Why not?
Jerry: Well, in the first place, I'm not a natural blonde.
Osgood: Doesn't matter.
Jerry: I smoke! I smoke all the time!
Osgood: I don't care.
Jerry: Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now, I've been living with a saxophone player.
Osgood: I forgive you.
Jerry: [tragically] I can never have children!
Osgood: We can adopt some.
Jerry: But you don't understand, Osgood! Ohh...
[Jerry finally gives up and pulls off his wig]
Jerry: [normal voice] I'm a man!
Osgood: [shrugs] Well, nobody's perfect!
[Jerry looks on with disbelief as Osgood continues smiling with indifference. Fade out] :-) ;-)
This is a very likable movie that holds up incredibly well. Check it out and have a good laugh.