Friday, February 26, 2010

review: Charade

No kidding, I love Cary Grant. And Audrey Hepburn. And Alfred Hitchcock ... wait. Hitchcock didn't direct this film?? Really? Oh, Stanely Donan.
The famous joke goes that this was the best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made. This is almost a perfect example of his kind of movie.
The story is about this woman (Audrey Hepburn) who plans to divorce her husband. Only when she returns home from vacation, she finds out that he is dead - and he is not who she thinks he is. Now, somebody is after her - and some money that her husband apparently stole. While on vacation she meets a nice man (Cary Grant) who shows up later on, convieniently.
The story has so many plot twists that you can't even begin to tell about them. It's a wonderful film with delightful scriptwriting and performances. Walter Matthau is wonderful, and, of course, Grant and Hepburn are delightful. Imagine: Cary Grant was 59 when he made this film. 59 and he still charms the hell out of the role! That man is sexier at 59 then most men are at 25! And funnier! He is delightful in this film! Hepburn is always known as a glamour girl, but most of the time people forget what a wonderful comic she is too. Utterly delightful!
5 out of 5 stars

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