Some Like It Hot

directed by Billy Wilder
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1959
Date Added:07/18/2008
Date Watched:10/09/2004
My Rating:6

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Review - Some Like It Hot

Set in 1929. Two small-time musicians happen to be in a Chicago garage and witness the Valentine’s Day Massacre. The gangster Spats and his men are after them, so they dress as women and head for Florida with an all-girl band. The two make friends with the band’s singer, Sugar Kane. When they arrive in Florida, Joe poses as a millionaire to get close to her. Meanwhile, Jerry (as Daphne) is pursued by Osgood Fielding, a millionaire with a yacht. Joe talks Jerry into spending a night with Osgood so Joe can take Sugar to Osgood’s yacht. During the night, Sugar falls for Joe and Osgood proposes to Jerry (still as Daphne). It so happens that Spats and his men show up at their very hotel for a gangster convention. They recognize the two “women” and a chase ensues. Before Spats can catch them, he and his men are murdered by the friends of the men killed on Valentine’s Day. Joe reveals his true identity to Sugar and she runs away with him even though she knows he’s just a poor musician. They head for Osgood’s yacht. Daphne tries to talk Osgood out of their engagement, but nothing works. The movie ends with Jerry telling Osgood he can’t marry him because he’s a man. Osgood just smiles and says, “Well, nobody’s perfect.”

• Marilyn Monroe was fat. I understand that styles change, but this was a bulky woman.
• Wilder sent Curtis and Lemmon into the ladies’ room at the studio dressed as women and supposedly nobody noticed. I can actually believe this about Curtis, but nobody who looked at Lemmon could have thought he was a woman.

Agent: What’s with him? He drinks?
Joe: No, he hasn’t been eating so good either. He’s got an empty stomach and it’s gone to his head.

Sugar: Water polo? Isn’t that dangerous?
Joe (as millionaire): Yes, of course. I had two ponies drown under me

Jerry: I’m engaged.
Joe: Congratulations. Who’s the lucky girl?
Jerry: I am.

Jerry: You don’t understand Osgood. I’m a man.
Osgood: Well, nobody’s perfect.

Entertaining, although the gangster bit just seemed silly instead of threatening. It was rarely laugh-out-loud funny. I didn’t care what happened to any of the characters, and I couldn’t get over Marilyn’s bulk.
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