Wait a minute – isn’t this movie supposed to be … ya know, funny? It’s amazing how, with one look at the DVD case, anyone would think this film surely was one of the worst ever made, yet a look online would reveal how highly regarded it is as one of the great comedies. While I can easily understand why critics want to recognize Lewis for his talents, I just have to ask … really? This counts as a good comedy?
The characters are insufferable. The story is insufferable. The hokey visual gags are insufferable. Most of the other jokes are insufferable. The ending is just plain stupid, and undercuts everything else in the movie. The only thing about this movie that’s impressive is, much to my surprise, the filmmaking. The way that it’s shot and edited impressed me, but even more impressive is the production design – the costumes, the props, and the sets. Largely due to its brilliant use of gorgeous colors, this is a movie I would gladly show to anyone who wanted to see my idea of a pretty-looking movie, as long as I didn’t have to watch it with them.