Wednesday, February 18, 2009
You Can't Take It With You: 1938 Best Picture
Item: You Can't Take It With You
Where to Buy: Amazon
Review: "You Can't Take It With You" is one of those movies you'll love, but afterward you'll have a hard time explaining why.
It's funny, but not in the same way award-winning movies are today. Much of the humor in "You Can't Take It With You" comes from the events, not from the dialogue.
Yeah, some of the dialogue is clever, too. But the hilarity comes from the presentation, not just the lines. In fact, I was just reading some of the "memorable quotes" on IMDB, and they all seemed distinctly less hilarious that they did when I watched the film. But that won't make me erase the film from my stockpile of movies I've saved on the DVR.
In any case, you'll always look like a film connoisseur when you give the gift of Jimmy Stewart. And "You Can't Take It With You" is one of the best.
Image from: Amazon