Could not have been long before Some Like It Hot became unspeakably dated, and it is lesser Wilder, but there is much wonder and panache all the same. Somewhat incriminating in terms of how it constructs an attractive woman as someone who sees herself as only a thing to be wooed, leading to a dispiriting capitulation at the end. The most (only?) touching moment comes with Curtis's gender-reveal during the club act.
Yes, it's hilarious, that much is self-evident. But more is going on here, starting with a society cracking up in sexual mania. "No man is worth it", Tony Curtis tells a despondent Marilyn—probably no woman either. But her cheerful excuse for chasing him ("I told you, I'm not very bright") says that there's no better reason for why people get together, in romantic comedies and out, than that they just can't help it.
Funny how the skirt-chasers in these films ALWAYS go for the men so obviously in drag; do they really fail to notice, or is the escape of one into another gender an excuse for the other to indulge in a social taboo? More's the point: why is the not noticing so damn funny for us?
"I'm a man!" [Shrugs] "Well, nobody's perfect!"
LOL! some of the funniest moments in film history! The casts delivered hysterical performances and its a joy to watched them. And Marilyn Monroe also puts in an adorable performance. I especially loved it when she performed the "I'm Through with Love" scene. Ah, I loved the ending lines too.
A pioneer in the romantic comedy department that did it with stile, but walked on the line of my feministic "allergy" about naive women who are portraited as objects. Wilder was doing it smart and not too machistic, but it was still a bit annoying. All in all a fine movie with great acting and some clever jokes. Sugar Kane is one of my favorite songs by Sonic Youth:)
The list is endless of great things about this film. So all i can say is that the ending is priceless. Plus you can never go wrong when you have Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as your leads plus throw in MARYLIN MONROE and Billy Wilder behind the camera. That line up can sell out Yankee Stadium.