Starts off very wooden and unpromising but bit by bit things start to click into place, and then Ralph Bellamy appears and both the comedy and the romance rise to a new level. The Philadelphia Story it ain't, either in terms of sophistication or guts, but there's still enough here to raise a big smile and warm the heart.
Well this was just wonderful. I never thought I was one for screwball romance comedies, but maybe I was wrong. Cary Grant is so beautiful in this film. And so fun. Irene Dunne is a joy, I love how repressed but also emotionally charged she plays her character, and how she excels at the farcical elements - her timing is exquisite. The writing is clever and breezy and FUNNY, the direction assured. Bravo.
Very good piece overall even though the sister scene is the scene too much. Photography is good, the comedy is very decent and it all flows pretty well. As often for me, I am left wondering why they could not be open with each other to start with, they are great accomplices in life, they already know they can function with each of them seeing other people, the divorce premise feels socially constrained.
Classic comedic farce from Leo McCarey that provided stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne with a wonderful vehicle for their comedic talents. Even better was Ralph Bellamy in a memorable supporting turn. Dialogue and events throughout are quite humorous and the film stands the test of time very well.