|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|
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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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A Pleasant SurpriseBy tomb (36 reviews) from Lowestoft , 25 Jun 2008A pleasantly surprising movie that could have been awful if it were badly acted. But the acting was brilliantly beleivable and the movie both thought provoking, enjoyable and amusingly funny without being hilarious. James Stewart played his part as only he could. I'd recommend this movie. It isn't quite like anything you'd ever see on todays silver screen. It is truly unique.
Jimmy Stewart love bunny!By Rolybird (4 reviews) from Leicester , 23 Jun 2008One of those lovely curl up on the sofa on a sunday afternoon when your feeling a bit down in the dumps. Jimmy Stewart is one of the few actors who could say 'everyday is a beautiful day', without a trace of irony and you believe it for a while!
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008Whilst the film is dated in the sense of stage loud speak, the story is so magical and James Stewart is remarkable in the way he seems to simply pass through the film believably. This is a classic film and a wonderful story. A must see. Technically for it's age I thought it was clever, requiring real acting from the actors especially James Stewart.
Harvey the rabbitBy a customer from Southend-on-Sea , 24 Mar 2008Loved the nutty sister!!! disappointed that we did not get to see Harvey. A lovely classic film that has stood the test of time.
Hop OnBy MovieMad (16 reviews) from Stockport , 15 Mar 2008Just because it's old it doesn't automatically mean this is a classic, it is however an ideal farce to watch on a rainy afternoon or when you're off work and really are sick. A sweet film which bumbles along. Worth watching or catch it next time its on TV if you've not seen it before. Suitable for all ages.
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