La-la-loved this movie. With all the hype, I was dying to see it, but apprehensive because I had never watched a silent film. It was spectacular. Sure, the first few minutes were awkward because there was no dialogue, but once that was over, I didn't miss the dialogue at all. Just plain wonderful.
"I wanna be loved by you, just you, nobody else but you. I wanna be loved by you alo-o-one. Boop boop e doo."
What a fun movie! They definitely don't make them like this anymore. Loved the chemistry the trio of Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon brought to this classic.
I can safely say that if I had turned this movie off with about ten minutes left, I would have been perfectly content with it as a whole. Unfortunately I watched the whole thing. The twist at the end left me seething. Not *what* happened, but *how* it happened. (I won't get into details lest I ruin it for someone who hasn't yet watched the movie.) I felt manipulated at the end. The twist was cheap and totally unnecessary.
You've been warned.
âIs that cannon fire or is it my heart pounding?â?
I canâ(TM)t pinpoint exactly what made me love this movie so much. Itâ(TM)s surely a classic and thereâ(TM)s definitely a reason itâ(TM)s #3 on the American Film Instituteâ(TM)s 100 Years, 100 Movies list. I adored the storyline, the characters, the actors, the music pretty much everything. The chemistry between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman was perfect. I found the whole experience somewhat magical. Adored.
Watched as part of my AFI 100 Years, 100 Movies project. Loved it. Quite possibly one of my favorite movies of all time. The only drawback? It's nearly 4 hours long. Of course, it was totally worth it. Loved the book when I read it years ago... loved the movie nearly as much.