Jerry Lewis has fun playing a variety of different personas as he tries to charm and woo three different women, all to help achieve his aim of moving to Paris with his girlfriend (Janet Leigh). She's a psychiatrist who cannot bring herself to move while her most special patients still have problems finding love.It's all a bit dubious, but also all enjoyable enough, and everything leads to a frantic, farcical, finale.
Very fetching 60s fashion (mostly!) and some pretty amusing background characters is all I could take from this. Though for a slapstickish comedy with run-on gags, some of the framing is fairly interesting (odd?) - a lot of over-the-shoulders which obscure either of the people talking, for instance. But generally, got tired after the first hour, but at least all the wee ladies got cured thanks to some male attention!
Actually quite a cool concept storywise and a bit of a departure for Lewis. He drops a lot of his usual mannerisms and plays a more natural subdued character. Leigh is great as his wife. Certain sequences succeed more than others, but on the whole a real surprise of a film. A solid 4 stars
IT's actually not a mis-step in any way. It's a brilliant comedy on many levels. Not only is it a departure for Jerry, but at it's core it's the first of three Columbia films that prove to be very psychological in the aspect that as a filmmaker, Lewis was no longer the box office success he had once been, and he was trying to find a new persona that could fit into the zeitgeist of the Vietnam era of entertainment.