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Ratings & Reviews

  1. britney spears's rating of the film Design for Living

    The keys are rusty. The shift is broken. But it still rings! It still rings.

  2. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film Design for Living

  3. Viola Valéry's rating of the film Design for Living

  4. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Design for Living

    6.9/10, my review: https://wp.me/p1eXom-3tR “A blithe rom-com bears witness to Lubitsh’s master-class aptitude of economic elegance under the Studio system.

  5. Carolina Frade's rating of the film Design for Living

    well, inspector, what do you think? animal, vegetable or mineral? vegetable.

  6. VincentVendetta's rating of the film Design for Living

    Hollywood producing German interpretations of Paris streets, oh my!

  7. Luca Di Gianni's rating of the film Design for Living

  8. pluviosity's rating of the film Design for Living

    Tom and George bromance was too endearing to be missed.

  9. natalieb's rating of the film Design for Living

  10. FISCHER's rating of the film Design for Living

    Quel merveilleux petit bijou d'humour et de complicité ! www.cinefiches.com

  11. ughchenausea's rating of the film Design for Living

    "animal, vegetal or mineral?"

  12. Diderot's rating of the film Design for Living

    Definitely the most beautiful throuple that ever there was.

  13. cinegeek.de's rating of the film Design for Living

    (...)Ganz nebenbei setzt er dabei die Grundregel der romantischen Hollywood-Komödie ausser Kraft: Die der Monogamie. Normalerweise werden Treue und Vertrauen der Liebenden erprobt, um anschliessend eine Familie zu gründen. Wohl bemerkt: Lubitschs Zweifel an diesen Werten wirken dabei nie verletzend!(...) (Dazu gibts unsere Film List "Hollywoods wilde Jahre bis 1934" auf cinegeek.de

  14. LeeRoy Turtledove's rating of the film Design for Living

    "don't ever bow to double chins"

  15. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film Design for Living

    This is about knowing exactly when a scene must start and when it must end, how to tell what has happened in an ellipsis, how to project thoughts and feelings into objects, and there are even some great bits of silent comedy. In a few words, Lubitsch and Hetch stick to a way of conveying things indirectly, but not too indirectly, and they make the most of it.

  16. SpacePirate's rating of the film Design for Living

    A very racy film with the Lubitsch touch. March and Cooper work well off of each other here. A fine pre-Code era comedy/love triangle. Worth a look

  17. pepoire's rating of the film Design for Living

    This was great etc, but someone please coach me, I wish to acquire Miriam Hopkins' weirdo accent.

  18. Fátima Pinheiro's rating of the film Design for Living

  19. Brendan's rating of the film Design for Living

  20. bartkl's rating of the film Design for Living

    A tale of platonic love and art versus carnal desire and lust, revolving around Gilda, the mother of the arts, the heart of the love triangle. Although the plot seems rather superficial, it is very well written, including witty dialogues and clever symbolism. I am usually no fan of theatrical exaggerations, but here it's done so consistent and well that I was able to embrace it. A very charming and mature film.

  21. El Biffo's rating of the film Design for Living

    Surprisingly explicit sexuality for a Hollywood comedy starring Gary Cooper, and the theme is downright scandalous! 4.5 stars

  22. Eugene Kotlyarenko's rating of the film Design for Living

  23. Jack D. Fleischer's rating of the film Design for Living

  24. Log Lady's rating of the film Design for Living

    Racy, sexy, and intelligent. Pre-Code is a wonderful era, and in a lot of ways Design for Living is an adept representation of it. The leads work well together (although Hopkins seems to outshine the rest) and the dialogue is good. I just wasn't a fan of the plot, but maybe that's due to the original play.

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