Barnaby Fulton is a research chemist working on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. While trying a sample dose on himself, he accidentally gets a dose of a mixture added to the water cooler and believes his potion is what is working.
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The opening masterfully sets up a sexy and romantic, yet believably domestic and quotidian marriage in a tight and self-contained sequence. Unfortunately, the rest of the film doesn't deliver on this promise, expanding on the tertiary and less interesting theme of aging contained within the opening to develop its comedy.
Romantic comedy meets animal comedy meets slapstick comedy from Howard Hawks. If that's not enough (and sometimes it's not), you can think of it as a lighthearted screwball version of Eyes Wide Shut. 4 out of 5 stars.
This movie is fucking hilarious. Grant and Hawks never miss a beat with this film and I guarantee that you won't stop laughing at this movie. Also the lovely Marilyn Monroe is thrown in here for good measure.
♪♫Too much monkey business for me to be involved in♪♫ The monkey reminds me of animal testing for unimportant things like make-up and so on and it's too depressing for a film supposed to be a comedy and prevents me from enjoying it fully. The children who play Indians in the US (of all countries) are a little depressing too. (I'm whiny). But, you know, great cast and it's not a bad film and being high can be nice.
Inoubliable et succulent petit chef-d'oeuvre de la comédie américaine, truffé de gags mémorables et de quiproquos sublimes que tout cinéphile consciencieux et subjugué, conservera précieusement dans sa vidéothèque idéale et que le 42e Festival International du Film de La Rochelle (2014) nous proposait en copie restaurée !