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Starlight-

Was I the only one who found this disturbing?! I mean I appreciate her acting, and I love Marilyn. But the male lead was easily one of the most irritating I've ever seen and talk about an awful relationship.
9 years 4 months ago
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DennisHopperFrankGorshinChaneyLewis

I Agree with starlight, this was incredibly uncomfortable to watch and I was hoping in vain it wouldn't resort to the end with her going with the one dimensional chauvinistic male character,but she did, being a male myself, this was incredibly hard to watch and I walked out when she ended up with the guy. Incredibly creepy and disturbing morals.
7 years 8 months ago
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Siskoid

I've never seen William Inge's Bus Stop, and after seeing the 1956 film, I still haven't. While Marilyn Munroe is good in it (she never had to prove it to me, I've always found her affecting), turning the play into a Marilyn vehicle comes at too much of a cost. The eponymous bus stop is NOT where most of the action takes place, and instead we see the "courtship" of showgirl Cherie and naive (insane) cowboy Bo (Don Murray) without comparison or contrast with the play's two other couples. So I don't know what Bus Stop is really about because this third paints an incomplete picture. And it's a picture that looks terrible to modern eyes. I'm not kidding about Bo being insane. He has never seen a woman in his life, and when he decides he needs one, he literally ropes her like a steer and will not hear her when she says she doesn't want to marry him. It's a kidnapping. And though this insufferable man-child is eventually forced away from Cherie by other characters, it still wants to be a romance and end like romances do. We get a sense of a woman brow-beaten and broken, but the movie doesn't make that point. Nor does it sell this couple as a viable one. I'm still happy to watch Marilyn in everything she's in, but the sexual politics of this one are hard to swallow.
2 years 8 months ago
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junegoon

Man repeatedly harasses, hits, tears clothes off and then abducts woman. Man gets beaten by another man. He apologises to woman. Woman literally throws away the map of her dreams and goes to live with him in Montana. The end.
6 years 8 months ago
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few visible scars

What a complete ... - naughty word here -.
OK, this is 60 + years old, and it is supposed to be a story of redemption. He is supposed to have learnt the error of his ways, apologised, and become a changed man ... but it is deeply cringe worthy and embarrassing to see a woman fall for the unreformed guy in the first place.
Still, - and speaking as a non fan of MM, she is good in this.
4 years 6 months ago
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Chica703

The Blu-Ray picture was so crystal clear that Monroe's pasty white contouring makeup was almost light blue versus every other character's normal skin tone. Totally took me out of the movie!
3 years 1 month ago
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ilBrutto

Im with you all the way Varla Barbarella
9 years 3 months ago
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dombrewer

Apparently Marilyn's favourite of her own performances - it's a strange film with a veering tone, but she is very good in it, and as watchable as ever with some nice subtle moments of comedy amidst all the shouting cowboy hoopla she gets caught up in.
10 years 3 months ago
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oldfilmsflicker

Marilyn is so good in this.
11 years 7 months ago
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