Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bringing Up Baby

Utterly delightful!
It is amazing that this movie was a box office bomb when it came out. Hepburn was labled 'Box Office poison' and Hawks was fired from the next movie he was going to direct also starring Cary Grant, Gunga Din (see review). However, as with many greats, it was only a matter of time before it would be realized for its true potential. This movie was so wacky, it was way ahead of its time.
Trying to explain the story does the movie no justice because the plot is just utterly ridiculous (and I mean that in a wonderful way) To boil it down a scientist (Grant) meets up with a mad-cap heiress (Hepburn) and has a series of misadventures incolving a brontosaurus' bone, a dog named George, and a leopard named Baby.
It is just utterly fantastic! You have to see this one! It's a typical screwball comedy with a particularly wacky story, fantastic acting, and a good ole time! It has therefore been awarded many honors including selection for the National Film Registry as well as being included on 4 AFI Top lists!
Trust me, it is worth it!
5 out of 5 stars

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