Today's movie is My Sister Eileen (1955) starring Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon & Betty Garrett.
Actress Eileen Sherwood (Janet Leigh) and her sister Ruth (Betty Garrett) plan to take Manhattan by storm once they arrive. But Ruth's dreams are immediately quashed when her new boss, editor Robert Baker (Jack Lemmon), orders her to write about her gorgeous sibling's love affairs. Naturally, Eileen, too, is less than pleased by this turn of events. Bob Fosse choreographed the musical numbers for this charming comedy written by Blake Edwards.
Let's be frank - this movie is about as flattering as this sleep ensemble (yes her legs look great, but it's weird). Does that comparison make sense to you? Probably not much. The movie is ehhh.
I love musicals, so I can make it through almost all of them... waiting patiently for the singing and dancing.
I'll take this moment to say that I'm so very glad that I enjoy musicals. I hear people saying / see people writing that they hate musicals and I always think "That SUCKS for you!!!!" Musicals are such a treat! And they're so much fun to sing while you're driving!
Driving alone or with another musical lover, that is. I'd NEVER make you listen to me sing all of Captain Hook's songs from Peter Pan ("OHHHHH MY MYSTERIOUS LADY - TELL ME YOUR NAMEEEEEEEE!") if you're someone that doesn't like musicals. I'm not cruel.
("TAKE OFF YOUR VEIL AND LET ME SEE YOUR FACE / WHY HIDE YOUR BEAUTY BENEATH THAT TENDER LACE" That was all in caps because I'd honestly be shouting the words. Don't even get me started on the tango / tarantella. Dream role. Wildest dream role.)this. And then I take two pirin tablets.
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