Lesser known musical, perhaps done too late when sexual revolution and hippies were all the rage, Millie is now a hoot. It's totally goofy, with a cast that never take itself seriously. The songs are a delight and so are Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore. The title song refers to the Roaring 20's, when fashion and the mentalities were changing, as they were also in the late 60's. And yes, there is Pat Morita!
I hated nearly everything about this movie. I normally hate Carol Channing but the fact that Carol Channing is my favorite part goes to show just how much I disliked the movie as a whole. Would have been monumentally improved if half the characters were performed in drag.
There's quite a bit I didn't like (the ending, some of the sillier -¬ in a good way-parts) . But I laughed a lot, and enjoyed the main cast. It's also a film I think you can decide whether or not you'd like it by just reading the synopsis and cast list.
Generally zippy pastiche-piffle that gets by on sheer energy and dopey charm. All a bit of a sugar rush really but a pleasant diversion with peppy performances and a good feel for a re-imagined period whipping-up the paper-thin plot into a whirling dervish of silly fun. Probably the closest Aunt Edna got to a sixties loosening of her corset without flopping-out entirely at Woodstock.