Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
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Even though the gods at MGM at the time did not see the potential and did this movie on the disgraceful cheap, the performing is magnificent. Although I am eternally grateful that the movie was made, I am dismayed that they were unwilling to give this cast and story the full treatment they deserved. What a ride it could have been!
The movie itself is seriously flawed in several ways, but Esther and Howard light up the screen with terrific chemistry. It must have been tough to find a decent foil for such a big man with such screen presence but Esther is sure up to the task both physically and theatrically. A really great pairing. I wish their films together were more readily available, but, alas, they are terribly dated and people are more interested in short thrills than beautiful singing and acting (not to mention swimming and just plain physical beauty!)