Considered by many to be the definitive screwball comedy, this is certainly a fun and carefree excursion above anything else. In its dialogue and characters the humor is dead on throughout, with all of the performers giving pitch perfect portrayals all the best of the humor is in the delivery of the lines given to the actors. A light and easy affair well worth watching
No wonder screwball comedy is really enthusiastic to watch and has continous rumble all around. This creates unique smile which is not much but no less on audience. A focused theme which is generally love is perfect to issue in this typography. Though I tend to enjoy more with thriller type of screwballs..
One of the best screwballs I've ever seen. The characters are so drastically different and unpredictable, but blend together to make the perfectly warped family. My only complaint was the slight chaos in the beginning, incorporating a different style of humor that almost divided the film in half.
Essential comedic cinema. La Cava's 'My Man Godfrey' is a wonderfully scripted charmer with a perfectly cast William Powell, Carole Lombard and a fine group of eccentrics. This comedy of manners and social forms is hysterical even with near 80 years since it's release. Barely dated and just plain charming. Though I still think he wound up with the wrong sister. Just an opinion.
Godfrey: "The recovery is around the corner." Homeless man: "I wonder around which corner I should look." Whatever connection there once was between the nosedive of the economy and the rise of screwball comedy, it doesn't seem to hold these days, does it?
My Man Godfrey is a place where melodrama and overacting works! The medley of characters are a fascinating (and exaggerated) ridicule of the upper-class. Of course the overall premise is a stretch, yet the entertainment and fun of the direction and scenario forgives the set-up of the story. A dynamic and masterful comedy that has sustained over 75 years.