|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Victoria Horne, Peggy Dow, Cecil Kellaway, Charles Drake, Jesse White, Wallace Ford, Nana Bryant|
|Run time:||1 hour 47 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Aug 2003|
Most helpful review
Simply brilliantBy James Frost from Hereford, England , 23 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I wasn't sure what to expect, when I rented Harvey. I'd seen it in a local shop, but hadn't wanted to buy it without seeing it first! I was attracted by the fact that some aspects of it almost seemed to resemble Donnie Darko (which is fantastic).
Well, now I've seen it, I can say that it's nothing at all like Donnie Darko, other than the fact that the main characters have large imaginary (or are they?) friends who are rabbits. Harvey is a charming film from start to finish, with James Stewart doing an outstanding job in the leading role.
Harvey tells the story of Elwood P Dowd who has an invisible friend - Harvey - a 6 ft tall rabbit. When his antics begin to get to his sister, Veta, she decides it's time to have Elwood committed. The consequences of this are funny, moving and though-provoking. Elwood is possibly one of the nicest people you'll ever have the pleasure to meet, and the rest of the characters are brilliantly played.
This film also looks great, considering it was made in 1950 - the picture is crisp and clear and nice to look at.
If you're expecting an intense, disjointed, psychological film like Donnie Darko, Harvey's not it. Harvey's fun, lighthearted, and just... really really nice. Give it a go, I think you'll like it.
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True classicBy starsid (1 review) , 23 Aug 2013I love how these old classics are all so pleasant to watch, and you always get to learn something in the end. You must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. :-)
An absolute classic...By FilmFan59 (47 reviews) from Mitcham , 02 Aug 2013,,,I remembered this film from my childhood and loved it even more this time round. Wonderful memories. Rent this for old time sake.
A joy to watch.By Narom (6 reviews) , 17 May 2013I hired this because I remember watching it as a child and loving it. I rented it as a DVD a few months back but the disc was damaged. I finally remembered to re-rent it and noticed the Blu-Ray version. Whilst not a grand digital remaster the movie was crisp and the stereo sound was clear and without crackle. The film its self is a joy. James Stewart is, as always, a joy to watch. His natural style carries much of the film and he is a stand-out better actor than most. As a 38 year-old man this film is from before my time but the gentle comedy is a refreshing break from the norm. Not too everyone's tastes but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Cultural Education For 9 Year OldsBy Mavis36 (1 review) , 16 Apr 2013This oldie even managed to give our 9 year old daughter some '' cultural education'' away from the modern titles! I also thoroughly enjoyed it... for the third (or was it fourth time)?
have my cardBy a customer , 17 Mar 2013one of the best movies ever, and the best movie with or without a rabbit ever. love it and will watch it again and again