Wednesday, February 24, 2010

review: Adam's Rib

It is considered the best of the Tracy/Hepburn movies. It's not my favorite, but it is quite delightful.
A husband and wife go to battle in court against each other in a trial between a woman and her filandering husband.
It was nominated for Best Screenplay. And it is on the AFI Top 10 Romantic Comedies list as well as the Top 100 Laughs list.
The best moment in this entire movie revolves around Spencer Tracy saying "Licorice - if there's anything I'm a sucker for its licorice." I about died with laughter.
I love seeing Tracy and Hepburn spar with each other, and that is one of the delights of this movie. As well as the supporting cast -at least those involved in the trial: Judy Holliday as the wife, Tom Ewell as the husband, and Jean Hagen as the girlfriend.
Overall, quite a fine watch.
3 out of 5 stars

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