Thursday, August 20, 2009

The World Of Henry Orient

This movie must have seem awfully dated by the time it came out in the height of Beatlemania. It is so early 60's in a Breakfast at Tiffany's kind of way.

Two teenage girls (one rich, one not so rich) strike up a friendship and through a series of ridiculous events decide to stalk a famous pianist played by Peter Sellers. The movie is downright ridiculous.

But it goes down smooth. Sellers is fine if a bit underused, the girls are funny, Angela Lansbury is awesomely bitchy, and Tom Bosley always puts a smile on my face.

I can't believe I've now seen five George Roy Hill movies in the past year plus: The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The World According to Garp, Slap Shot and now this. This one is by far the weakest.

Directed by George Roy Hill
1964
HBO

1 comment:

youthlarge said...

i made the right move to skip it!