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WHAT A STAR CAN MEAN TO A MOVIE!
- Raymond Banacki
Cary Grant could inhabit a featherweight comedy like this one from MGM and could make it seem so much more entertaining than it actually is.
Historical Perspective Needed
I wonder how this movie worked in 1953? I assume it was predictable then, but I wonder if people really cared. Cary Grant was popular, and romantic comedies were working. The battle of the sexes was nothing new and ripe for comedic treatment, as it is today. It must have been something to do for the emerging middle class suburban population, and the stars were popular. So, it has a lame script and is not all that funny due to predictability and the script. I suppose Cary, Deborah and Walter did their best, but I would pass except for the very diehard Cary and/or Deborah fans; it was the first of four films they did together.
I agree ...
... with the last couple of reviews. This movie is terrible on so many levels.
I Really Like Cary Grant, But..
This film just doesn't work for me. I'm all for Cary Grant in silly far-fetched stories where hilarity ensues. But, if I'm honest with myself, I have to try and work at it to even like Mr. Grant in this one. Sometimes I don't particularly like the film he's in, but I like him so much it doesn't matter. I can't say that here. I don't think he can even give validity to this movie. Deborah Kerr doesn't help matters either.
Silly fluff piece not worth watching except to gaze at the gorgeous Cary Grant! Firstly, it would never have happened in a million years. Secondly, I can't imagine why Grant or Kerr even agreed to make this film. They must have either been forced to by their studios or they needed the money. I'd rather watch "The History of Asphalt" than watch this film again. btw: The actual history of asphalt is very interesting!
Politically Incorrect...My Foot!
- charles henry
DREAM WIFE was produced in 1953...Do you hear that every one?...1 9 5 3. It is grossly unfair to judge a film made in 1953 by our oh so highly sensitive 'politically correct' standards of 2011. I am so sick of all of this 'politically correct' nonsense that dominates our 'politically correct' society. DREAM WIFE is a charming, witty film that shows off the foibles of the society of the times. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr are terrific with the way they banter back and forth and light up the screen with their presence. All of the characters are crystal clear and know their way around a broad farce like this. The movie moves along at a quick pace keeping the audience interested and waiting for the next situation. Yes, it probably couldn't be produced today and we would be all the poorer for missing out on a sparkling comedy farce. So lets lighten up on this 'politically incorrect' nonsense or we'll be banning 'THE KING AND I' AND 'MY FAIR LADY' next.
Politically Incorrect Fun
- Mr. D
I'm glad I didn't spend $20 to buy this 1953 movie, but it was a pleasant enough way to spend a couple of hours in front of tcm. You absolutely could not make a politically incorrect movie like this today. Even my wife got a little annoyed by the male-centric viewpoint of the 1st half of the movie, and she adores everything Cary Grant does. The dialogue is not topnotch, but Cary Grant could make any script work. In the end, Cary Grant & Deboarah Kerr realize they were made for each other, and so once again amor omnia vincit. Of course these 2 would work again in An Affair To Remember, which is a superior movie to Dream Wife.
This is okay Grant comedy. Not his best, though.
Only From the creation of TCM could I ever enjoy a Grant-Kerr movie!!!How I wished all of their movies in the (golden age)could be digitally mastered in color and closed captioned for the hearing impaired.Super thanks to Mr Turner!!!
I love Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr. I didn't know they made a movie together besides "An Affair to Remember." TCM really needs to play it again soon.
- judy campbell
I am a Cary Grant fan and have never seen this movie. I missed it this morning and came to the website to see when it plays again. I couldn't find another listing. Can you provide a date? Thank you so much!