Some Like It Hot details
|Formats:||U DVD, 12 Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Edward G. Robinson, Mike Mazurki, Billy Gray, Joan Shawlee, George Raft, Marilyn Monroe, Nehemiah Persoff, Tom Kennedy, Harry Wilson, George E. Stone, Jack Lemmon, Pat O'Brien, Harry W, Tony Curtis, Joe E. Brown, Tony Curtis|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, 100 Rom-Coms, American Film Institute's top 100, Feel Good Films, Post-Match Passion|
Some Like It Hot
|Run time:||1 hour 57 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Nov 2001|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish|
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One of the Top 10 Best Comedies of all time, and surprisingly at a time when cinema was in decline.By roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 13 Dec 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]The magic 5 stars, for one of the best comedies ever made.
I would crawl on my hands and knees to watch any MM film but she stars in no other 5 Star film. This film shows her as the great screen comedienne that she was......and the fantastic power that she had in front of a camera. How did the scene of her singing ' I Wanna Be Loved By You' get past the censor of that era ? Wow.....
Curtis and Lemmon play their parts to perfection, though this is Marilyn's film. Billy Wilder shows all others how to direct a comedy film as it should be.
I read it a lot on these reviews but ' oh, why can't they make films like this anymore' ???? I use the same cliche myself sometimes, and this is one of those times.I usually find that I am referring to a 30s/40s film so it surprises me when I find myself using the cliche about a much later film. I wish there were more great surprises like this one.
When I watch a true classic like this ( or Casablanca or Gone With The Wind or It Happened One Night etc ), I cannot believe the tripe that is served up for today's audiences. Yes, there a great films made in every decade....
but they get rarer and rarer as the decades pass. Indeed, this film only just made it into the tail-end of an era when it could be made: The Golden Age usually means the 30s and 40s but this 1959 movie shows that the screen could be lit up even at that 'late' date. So why not in 2009 ??????
For those who have not seen this film, please watch it.....you are in for a complete escape from today's mediocrity : a journey to when the era of 'greats' was coming to an end....but this film is a true 'great' in any era.
Wonderful. The candle burned out long before the magic ever did...................
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Best there is, the best there was and best there ever will beBy Charlotte1983 (2 reviews) , 04 Dec 2012The best comedy of all time. No comedy will ever beat this film for laughs. A film that was so ahead of its time in terms of subject matter yet it delivers the end result in a tastefull manner, something that a lot of modern comedies could learn a lot from, no vulger content matter, no swearing or violence. Marilyn's best perfomance in any role and classic on screen chemistry between Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis
A Top ComedyBy Abby88 (170 reviews) from Bognor Regis , 30 Oct 2012I really enjoyed this film and laughed a lot. Great story and characters, and Marilyn Monroe is magic. Recommended to everyone!
Those dames ain't dames....By madjackster (3 reviews) from London , 23 Oct 2012It still gets 5 stars from me as it's a classic but the blu-ray option isn't a step forward.....no extras and nothing to add that you haven't got on your regular dvd anyway.....as for clarity of picture....meh!, marginally perhaps but don't buy it....rent it.
50 Years On - Still One of the Best Situation ComediesBy Chrisaljack (413 reviews) from Hellingly , 20 Oct 2012Viewed over half a century after it was made, Some Like It Hot is terribly 'hammy' - but it is still one of the best situation comedies ever made and shows why Jack Lemmon became such a comedy legend. The biggest surprise was being reminded that Marilyn Monroe had such a comic - and singing - ability.
Well worth a watchBy a customer , 17 Jan 2012I must shamefully admit that this is the first Marilyn Monroe film I've ever seen... and I wasn't disappointed! It was a brilliant film, and well worth a watch!
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