Reviews by robbo
Love Happy is often thought of as the worst Marx Brothers movie. It's not, Room Service is. This was originally to be a vehicle for Harpo alone, but the producers wouldn't stand for it, so Chico was written in. Both Chico and especially Harpo do pretty well. The ending chase scene with Harpo is hilarious. Groucho makes a few short appearances and narrates in a few places, and he must have been just doing his brothers a favor, because his presence is pretty lame. Marilyn Monroe appears in a walk-on that lasts about 45 seconds. Overall, Love Happy is definitely worth watching.
I'm a guy and I don't know any guys like Nick. To say that guys don't know what women want is no more true than women don't know what guys want. (It's not just *that*). So the movie, the premise, and the characters were a put-off for me. Would have been better if it had been a more average guy and woman and they both had the power to read each other's minds, so they could not help but be honest with each other. As it is, it's just a cheesy, superfluous movie…I didn't laugh once.
Suffer through the painfully pretentious video preamble, which lasts about ten minutes, and then you'll get into a wonderful, marvelous and truly illuminating history of jazz. If you know nothing about it, as I did, it's ok, the video will slide you into jazz and its history effortlessly and painlessly. You'll be captivated, as I was, You don't even have to like jazz to enjoy this, but at least you'll have some knowledge about it! :D
This is a madcap, kooky, hilarious, funny, zany movie, with wacky dialogue. I even like it better than Hard Days Night! See it again today!
This is a pleasant, often heart-warming story about jazz great Benny Goodman. It's superficial - it does not cover his work in Hollywood, and it has no real narrative drama. The love story is nice. His parents are stock Jewish parents characters. But the music is terrific, and we get to see Gene Krupa, the greatest drummer who ever lived, in action. It's a nice movie.