The Glass Bottom Boat Reviews

  • Oct 10, 2019

    This is a wonderfully entertaining and inventive comedy, albeit a very silly one. It's perhaps a little slow to get going, with a few scenes that are slightly longer than necessary, but on the whole it is great fun, with a very strong cast confidently directed. You'll probably enjoy it more if you have at least a nodding familiarity with 1960s TV. This time around I particularly enjoyed George Tobias and Alice Pearce as Doris Day's neighbours - virtually the same roles as they played in the first two seasons of Bewitched. I'm baffled by the low rating many of the critics have given this film, which is one of my favourite Doris Day comedies.

    This is a wonderfully entertaining and inventive comedy, albeit a very silly one. It's perhaps a little slow to get going, with a few scenes that are slightly longer than necessary, but on the whole it is great fun, with a very strong cast confidently directed. You'll probably enjoy it more if you have at least a nodding familiarity with 1960s TV. This time around I particularly enjoyed George Tobias and Alice Pearce as Doris Day's neighbours - virtually the same roles as they played in the first two seasons of Bewitched. I'm baffled by the low rating many of the critics have given this film, which is one of my favourite Doris Day comedies.

  • May 08, 2017

    Excellent Cold War family comedy!

    Excellent Cold War family comedy!

  • Mar 12, 2017

    You cannot beat this slapstick beauty. Doris Day is superb and so is the cast in general. A very high teck film for it's time and fun fun fun! And the costumes are awesome!

    You cannot beat this slapstick beauty. Doris Day is superb and so is the cast in general. A very high teck film for it's time and fun fun fun! And the costumes are awesome!

  • May 31, 2016

    A sticky-sweet comedy which exemplifies the 'Doris Day' film persona. As a film it's passable romantic fun.

    A sticky-sweet comedy which exemplifies the 'Doris Day' film persona. As a film it's passable romantic fun.

  • Feb 20, 2015

    The virginal girl-next-door schtick had passed its expiration date in this tired Doris Day vehicle. Doris is a little too old for the silliness, and the times had changed by this point in the game.

    The virginal girl-next-door schtick had passed its expiration date in this tired Doris Day vehicle. Doris is a little too old for the silliness, and the times had changed by this point in the game.

  • Sep 28, 2013

    ★★ (out of four) When things come together just right, a Doris Day film can really shine. It worked great in "Pillow Talk" and was fun even in a picture like "Send Me No Flowers". But the freshness of Day was wearing thin by the mid 1960's and her brand of comedy just didn't hold up quite as well. "The Glass Bottom Boat" is certainly a lesser piece of Day's work and is recommended for only the biggest and most indescrinimate of her fans. Still there are moments that are actually pretty funny, but not enough to overcome the flaws. Day plays a PR worker for NASA. The security worker (Paul Lynde) believes that her odd movements are hiding the fact that she is a spy. Meanwhile she falls for the dashing space technician Bruce Templeton (Rod Taylor). On the plus side, Day and Rod Taylor actually do have quite a bit of chemistry together. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Zeppo1/GlassBottomBoatThe_zps29ac98bd.jpg[/IMG]

    ★★ (out of four) When things come together just right, a Doris Day film can really shine. It worked great in "Pillow Talk" and was fun even in a picture like "Send Me No Flowers". But the freshness of Day was wearing thin by the mid 1960's and her brand of comedy just didn't hold up quite as well. "The Glass Bottom Boat" is certainly a lesser piece of Day's work and is recommended for only the biggest and most indescrinimate of her fans. Still there are moments that are actually pretty funny, but not enough to overcome the flaws. Day plays a PR worker for NASA. The security worker (Paul Lynde) believes that her odd movements are hiding the fact that she is a spy. Meanwhile she falls for the dashing space technician Bruce Templeton (Rod Taylor). On the plus side, Day and Rod Taylor actually do have quite a bit of chemistry together. [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Zeppo1/GlassBottomBoatThe_zps29ac98bd.jpg[/IMG]

  • Aug 03, 2013

    Probably my favorite Doris Day movie!

    Probably my favorite Doris Day movie!

  • Mar 17, 2013

    Doris Day sings, has a bad haircut and an ugly dog. There's a laughable "futuristic" house and the "red herring" of Communism thrown it. Yet somehow it works and it's fun!

    Doris Day sings, has a bad haircut and an ugly dog. There's a laughable "futuristic" house and the "red herring" of Communism thrown it. Yet somehow it works and it's fun!

  • May 11, 2012

    Rod Taylor and doris day, what a team.Its a classic and funning.

    Rod Taylor and doris day, what a team.Its a classic and funning.

  • Apr 06, 2012

    Omg love the kitchen!!

    Omg love the kitchen!!