30 days of film: Bel's day 10

| Posted by Bel | The time is 6.18pm here in Wellington NZ |

Favourite classic film

Yay! I have been waiting for this one.

1941's The Philadelphia Story, based on the Broadway play, starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart and Ruth Hussey.

In many ways, this is just a straight up rom-com. But it's funny and sexy and has its tongue firmly in cheek. Sonal named this one of her happy place films, praising female characters' firey attitudes, saying that it's "one hell of a film to lift a girl out of the dumps". AGREED.

This film is worth watching solely for Katharine Hepburn's drunk scene. She does the best plastered you have ever seen. Until you see Jimmy Stewart acting pissed a few scenes later.

Another bonus of this film for me is Dinah, the younger sister. 1) She is the perfect mix of pesky and cute, and 2) she bears an uncanny resemblence to my younger stepdaughter when she was a pipsqueak!

Take a look at this original trailer, with all its hilarious olde tyme language:

(Watching clips on YouTube made me yearn to see this again - I have foolishly leant my DVD copy out to a former workmate! Fooool!)

2 thoughts on “30 days of film: Bel's day 10”

  1. Hahahaa that is exactly what had me giggling! I only wish the trailer showed how truly funny the movie is too ;)