Reviews by robbo
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.
This is a terrific, although goofy musical. Pink polka dots, an opening shot much longer than Orson Welles oping shot in Touch of Evil, Carmen Miranda, who's always great, sings the Lady In the Tutti-Fruitti Hat, even Eugene Pallette sings, Busby Berkeley is at is wildest.