March 28, 2008
The Lady Eve
In the battle of old films with the name "eve" in the title, All About Eve wins hands down. The Lady Eve, which was supposed to be a romantic comedy, didn't work in either sense for me. It was a cute story, I suppose. A con artist woman tries to swindle a good-hearted millionaire out of some of his money, but in the end she falls in love with him (for real.) But it wasn't funny, for me. I didn't laugh once. In a comedy, this is a problem. After knowing that an old film like Some Like it Hot can indeed keep me laughing throughout, this isn't really acceptable for me.
Don't recommend this movie. (Sorry, if I'm wrong and I missed something, please enlighten me.)
1 out of 4 - I'm not understanding why this is a great film.
Posted by jason on March 28, 2008 02:20 AM
Thanks for the heads up.
Not that I would ever watch this kind of movie without a good reason (such as the threat of death or maiming).
I haven't been commenting on them, but I've been reading most of these reviews.
Posted by: SnakeMan on March 29, 2008 09:22 AM
I don't expect a ton of comments on them because I know most people have never seen a lot of these films. But if anyone is interested in watching them along with me, that would be cool. And I'm always hoping some "The Lady Eve" fanatic will come along and explain why I'm wrong...
I'm kind of stuck in a run of a bunch of old movies, and they just aren't as accessible, I can't wait until I get to the 60's and later films. These earlier ones (with exceptions, of course) are harder to watch.
Posted by: jason on March 29, 2008 02:24 PM