Two researchers have come to San Francisco to compete for a research grant in Music. One seems a bit distracted, and that was before he meets her. A strange woman seems to have devoted her life to confusing and embarassing him.
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Despite "The Driver", it was with Bogdanovich that Ryan O'Neal found his most charismatic roles, comedies that fits exemplary his temperament, a formal sophistication with an enchanting serenity, even in face of the most frantic screwball comedy, like this movie. And also, a great example of Bogdanovich's crazy little thing called cinephilia and of San Francisco's immense photogeny, in fact my favorite city.
Screwball en estado de ebullición. Bogdanovich comprende el espíritu lúdico que es propio del género y lo transpone en una película en la que la cruza entre el caos y el amor genera más caos y más amor. Todo aquí esta expuesto hacía su máxima potencia y cuando arranca es como un efecto dominó imposible de parar. ¿Un episodio de Looney Tunes dirigido por Howard Hawks? Puede ser pero mejor ver para creer y volver a ver
Bogdanovich, an eloquent director but most important of all an avid cinephile, puts his love for the old screwball comedies in this wacky film that (of course) lacks the charm of the classics it was inspired by.
some hilarious moments save the day.
BOGDANOVICH DEMUESTRA SUS AMPLIOS CONOCIMIENTOS SOBRE "SCREWBALL COMEDY" HOMENAJEANDO A HAWKS.
LA ESCENA DE LA PERSECUCIÓN (YA PARODIADA EN LOS SIMPSONS) DESTILA GRANDEZA TÉCNICA.
MADELINE KAHN, GENIAL.
Vastly entertaining, genuinely funny comedy. Still the only performance from Barbra Streisand that I'll willingly watch. And I have to give a special shout out to Liam Dunn, whose glorious performance as the Judge in the film's penultimate scene is a joy.
A terrific movie.
As far as i’m concerned, this movie is comedic perfection. Its a shock Jacques Tati didn’t direct this film - it heavily borrows from his visual humor and vocabulary. Streisand’s abilities as a comedian are incomparable - she’s sharp, intelligent, effortless. Her performance is captivating. Eunice's character is worth mentioning as a standout performance, as well. Lastly, that car chase scene. A masterpiece.