Monday, August 17, 2009

The Front Page

A very lightweight Billy Wilder to say the least. It took me forever to get through this. There were definitely fun parts but there were too many moments without Walter Matthhau or Jack Lemmon and way way way too much Carol Burnett. Why does anyone think she's funny? Plus, we're supposed to buy she's a prostitute? Please.

It felt like this was an attempt to cash in on the success of The Sting.

Then again, any moment that Matthau was on screen was golden. And I liked some of the bawdy humor. I also pretty much like every movie about newspapers to some degree. And Vincent Gardenia is great. Ok - maybe the movie wasn't that bad but it still isn't anything you need to seek out.

Directed by Billy Wilder
1974
HBO

1 comment:

Crispin H. Glover said...

Carol Burnett? I'd do her.