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Splendid movie - Dunne is great!
written by ADelaplaine November 15, 2006 - 5:10 PM PST
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
To say Irene Dunne is a dud shows some lack of what she had plenty of -- CLASS! She sparkles 'n shines in this fine, fine movie. As does everybody else. Great direction by Leo McCarey. And not just great art deco sets, but her clothing, too, is absolutely on the mark. See her in the original SHOW BOAT and listen to her marvelous singing voice. Or LIFE WITH FATHER acting opposite Wm. Powell. Almost unknown today, she was a great star.

One of the Greats
written by MGriffi April 14, 2004 - 12:55 PM PDT
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful
One of the great movie farces, with extraordinary performances form Dunne and Grant. Crisp, witty, rapid-fire dialogue and an ingeniously convoluted plot. Sparkling!

The Awful Truth is that this movie is awful!
written by baygelldawg June 7, 2003 - 2:39 PM PDT
7 out of 15 members found this review helpful
I love old movies, screwball comedies, and Cary Grant. So why didn't I like this picture? Well, for starters, Irene Dunne has zero charisma and no chemistry with Cary Grant. I never believed for a moment that they had ever been in love.

"Daring" story of divorce is creaky and must have seemed idiotic even when it was first released. Each situation seems more forced than the next. From the first scene of this movie you know how it is going to end. Dunne's extreme costumes don't help matters.

I know this is considered a classic and is on many lists of the 100 funniest films, which was all the more reason why I was disappointed.

There are some funny bits and the dog is cute, but this ain't The Philadelphia Story, folks.

Skip this one. There are much, much better old films out there.


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