Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Some Like it Hot review.

This is the review for comedy classic Some Like it Hot.

Cad Bane's chick at Pandas, Lightsabers and Cameras, oh my!! requested that we review old movies and comedies and Some Like it Hot is both.

If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.

Directed by: Billy Wilder
Genre: Comedy
Release date: March 29, 1959 (1959-03-29)
Running Time: 122 minutes
MMPA rating: PG

The Good: One of  best comedies ever, Hilarious comedy though out the movie,

The Bad:

Two struggling musicians, Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon), witness what looks like the Saint Valentine's Day massacre of 1929. When the Chicago gangsters, led by "Spats" Columbo (George Raft), see them, the duo flee for their lives. They escape and decide to leave town, taking a job that requires them to disguise themselves as women, playing in an all-girl musical band headed to Florida. Calling themselves Josephine and Geraldine (later Jerry changes his pseudonym to Daphne), they join the band and board a train. Joe and Jerry both become enamored of "Sugar Kane" (Marilyn Monroe), the band's vocalist and ukulele player, and struggle for her affection while maintaining their disguises.
In Florida, Joe woos Sugar by assuming a second disguise as a millionaire named "Junior", the heir to Shell Oil, while mimicking Cary Grant's voice. An actual millionaire, Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown), becomes enamored of Jerry in his Daphne guise. One night Osgood asks Daphne out to his yacht. Joe convinces Daphne to keep Osgood ashore while he goes on the yacht with Sugar. That night Osgood proposes to Daphne who, in a state of excitement, accepts, believing he can receive a large settlement from Osgood immediately following their wedding ceremony.

Plot: 9.0/10- The plot is original and is a perfect setting for a comedy.


Acting: 9.0/10- Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon were hilarious and the rest of the cast were also very funny.

Special effects:N/A

Soundtrack: 3.8/10- The movie did not have munch of a soundtrack.

Comedy: 10/10- We were laughing though most of the movie.

Overall: 9.9/10- One of the funniest movies of alltime.

Closing comments: If you like comedies you will love this.

Recommended for: Any one who like to laugh.


  1. I LOVE this movie!! The guys dressed as girls crack me up!!

    Great review and great movie choice!!

  2. I seen this movie b4. Really funny. I like it

  3. i've honestly never seen a monroe movie. is she really that good? :)

  4. Not one for classics, but this film is absolute GOLD! Watched it in my film studies class few years back in college and I was totally sold on the acting.

    Storyline is original and so ridiculous it translated into very funny sequences.

    SImply put, a classic!

    Here's m blog :)


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