The film feels quite shockingly dated at first, but I gave it a chance, and I'm glad I did so. It requires a couple of minutes to adjust and tune in to the war propaganda of WW2, dialogues, and the cheesy humour. What at first strikes you as naive and old-fashioned quickly becomes charmingly adorable ;-) The cinematography is solid, and so is acting. Nothing groundbreaking here, but it's worth watching, I'd say.
I gave up after almost 40 minutes. This was too loud, a too agitated comedy where actually I didn't laugh at all. I like films from that period of time, I like the way the women used to be, used to get their hairs done. But this film was too much for me. When I pressed pause, i thought for myself - oh, now it is quiet. Enjoy it.
A manner(less) comedy based on the painfully hilarious truth that it takes money to make money. Thing is, it might be a little too painful for some - taking an extra step beyond vicariousness. It cares just a little too much, not embracing the wink-and-nudge frivolity that makes for the best screwballs. So the tension at the end works even if its humor sometimes doesn't.
It works. Brewster's Millions by no means dazzles, but it never gives the impression that it is trying to either. The scale of the film meshes well with the performances given and there are certainly laughs to be had. Dennis O'Keefe as Montague Brewster does all that is asked and maybe even a little more in the rather long takes the film employs. He's the cherry on top of a delightful treat.
Excellent fast paced little comedy here. Felt a bit like a Carole Lombard film at times. Had only seen the lead in a few other films, like the noir Woman on the Run. Was nice to see him in a comedic role. Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson also gave a nice supporting performance, although Cabin In The Sky will probably always be his best moment.