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Siskoid

I really like the Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy film pairing. It's antagonistic, but wise and playful too. In Adam's Rib, they play a married couple, lawyers both, who get involved in the same case - one on each side - and put their marriage at risk in the process. It also features David Wayne as the smart-ass neighbor I want to slap real hard. Anyway, while the stars have a lot of charm and a believable relationship, I don't know if I entirely believe the court case. Hepburn's defense attorney tries to make it about equal rights for women, but I'm not sure she's helping her client with that line of reasoning. The film has a certain edge because the 1950s had terrible sexual politics (not between the leads, but between the clients), which I see as a feature, not a bug, but its feminist agenda is better sold by Hepburn and Tracy's honesty-in-conflict than it is by the odd legal arguments.
2 years 11 months ago
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Jumping Elephant

It starts off not very funny, but it gets better towards the end. One thing I loved: spoiler. One thing I didn't quite understand: did Adam know spoiler? Overall, a decent movie, it shouldn't really offend either sex, and should somewhat please both.
9 years 3 months ago
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goellnerd

I wish spoiler Kip was absolutely intolerable!
4 months 2 weeks ago
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Miss Jitterbug

One of my favorite movies and the best comedies ever!
8 years 10 months ago
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nicolaskrizan

definitely not »too feminist« (whatever that means), but some of the ridiculousness are a bit hard to swallow

http://1001movies.posterous.com/862
10 years 1 month ago
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george4mon

implausible court case and very feminist spoiler
9 years 1 month ago
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Dieguito

Too feminist and boring.. It doesn't make any sense nowadays, all jokes are poor and it's ridiculous husband and wife fighting in court as lawyers like that.
10 years 3 months ago
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