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An all-time favorite comedy!
- Lori C.
I've seen this movie over a half dozen times since it was originally released and I laugh just as hard as I did the first time I saw it. Madeline Kahn was fantastic (as always) and well done performances by all others. Casting was brilliant and although parts of it are a bit dated, the comedy is still as fresh as the legendary car (and bike) chase scene through the hilly streets of San Francisco. Kudos to all who were involved in the making of this classic screwball comedy that I never tire of watching! Can't remember the last time I saw it in the TCM lineup ...(hint, hint) but I'd sure love to see it again. It should shown at least once a year, it deserves a fresh audience.
What's up Doc??
This is one of the best comedies I've ever seen! I remember watching and laughing so hard, my side hurt! Ryan O'Neal at his best, and most handsome! I named my oldest after him :)
One of the funniest screwball comedies I've seen!
- Andy Alburger
What's Up Doc? joyfully recaptures the happily and hilariously style of the 1930's screwball comedies. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring comedy pair Barbara Streisand and Ryan O'Neal are just some of the reasons that make What's Up Doc a memorable comedy classic. The also very funny supporting cast includes Madeline Kahn (hilarious in her film debut), Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton and Michael Murphy. The screenplay written by Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton is also a pleasant and hilarious treat. This 1972 classic comedy's plot centers around four very different people, each with the same tartan overnight bag, carrying very different things. What follows is a luggage mix-up, an interesting example of a hotel-room demolition and one of the all-time funniest chase sequences, all over San Francisco. The movie also includes an almost equally funny follow-up courtroom scene. Although this film is extremely enjoyable, a couple scenes were less entertaining and boredom sets in. But What's Up Doc leaves you with a smile on your face. Peter Bogdanovich's directing is terrific, paying homage to 1930's screwball's such as bringing Up Baby. Barbara Streisand and Ryan O'Neal proved they are an excellent comedy-romance duo. Each in there own ways are extremely funny. Madeline Kahn was great and Liam Dunn was also very funny as the judge. The screenplay is filled with many laugh-out-loud jokes and brightens you up. A 4.5 star treat. Comedies don't get much better than this!
What's up doc? 1972 version
It's one of the great screwball comedies, right up there with "Bringing up baby" with Hepburn & Grant! Hope to see this movie playing soon on TCM. Streisand & O'Neal made a great team!
What's Up Doc?
This is one of those movies I never tire of watching. Peter Bogdonovich's direction is excellent, the cast is great. Barbra Streisand is at her best, but it's Madeline Kahn and the rest of the supporting cast that steal the film. A brilliant comedy.
Funniest Movie Ever?
- Carl Wood
Possibly. I certainly could make a case that What's Up Doc? has more laughs in it than any film in history. TCM fans will eat this one up!
Laugh Out Loud
"What's Up Doc" is one of the funniest films of all time. An uptight professor (Ryan O'Neil) gets caught up in the the crazy life of college girl (Barbara Streisand). The film has a relation to "Bringing Up Baby" in form and in the commentary by director Peter Bogdanavich. There is a quadruple identical overnight bag mix-up, a hilarious dinner party, and a wild chase sequence through the streets of San Francisco leading to a court appearance of all the people involved. There was a DVD available from Amazon for $13 but it took 8 weeks or so to arrive.