Monkey Business details
|Starring:||Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||05 Aug 2002|
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Cary Grant as you've never seen him before...By Munchkin061271 (38 reviews) from Grays , 08 Oct 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]If you've seen Arsenic and Old Lace (and if not, why not?), you'll know Cary Grant had a great flair for knockabout, OTT comedy. This is him cutting loose again in the tale of a professor that discovers a rejuvenating serum. Utter nonsense, but put your brain in neutral and just revel in the joy of it all. And don't be fooled by this movie's inclusion in the Marilyn Monroe collection - she only has a supporting role at best. Fun, silly and unashamedly escapist!
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great timeBy denis007 (167 reviews) , 22 Dec 2012It was a hilarious movie. Cary Grant was absolutely awesome. Unfortunatelly, Marylin Monroe did not have a more central role in this movie. I think it would have improved greatly the story by having her as the central character in the story. Also, the monkey was absolutely superb. Animals are always a must in any movies. I would highly recommend this dvd. Have a pleasant evening!
Cary Plays LoopyBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 01 Jul 2011The film starts with Cary Grant looking like he's an Alzheimer's victim as he fails to emerge from his house following his wife's instructions -these days it probably wouldn't be allowed, too non PC, but it transpires he's a dotty professor whose having trouble with his formulae. It's not really the Cary Grant I like to remember, playing a loopy chemist in thick glasses, but it turns out that he's in a comedy with Ginger Rogers and a youngish Marilyn Monroe, all about monkey experiments and serums designed to make them young. Yes, you've guessed it, our lad from Bristol takes a dose by mistake, leading to even dottier events. It's not a bad film, but humour dates with time. Nearly 60 years old and showing it's age I'm afraid... And Marilyn's part is quite small really, although admittedly she had great things in front of her.
Monkey BusinessBy Miriam from Ealing, London , 30 May 2010An early Monroe film, cast in a role of
the dumb-blonde that was to haunt her career.
She was capable of more meatier roles.
The slapstick comedy lacked spontenaity,
and some parts of the film were just silly.
Monkey BusinessBy Whiterabbit (23 reviews) from Chipping Norton , 25 Mar 2009I adore Cary Grant but this was one of the most dreary comedys ever made.....the monkey was good though! I could have watched more of him.
In the end, I fast-forwarded and watched it at double speed. The part where Ginger and Cary act like children is excruciating!
goodBy a customer from Fareham , 24 Nov 2008cary grants comedy is the best