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acoltismypassport

A great tale of a hypergamous trollop. Fantastically well done, and highly enjoyable.
9 years 6 months ago
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dpka

Good job Sam, it took a long time but you find your way out.
7 years 4 months ago
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Siskoid

William Wyler's 1936 adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' Dodsworth is a rather adult story of what happens when a married couple reaches the point where they are retired and their kids are all grown up, but I'm not sure it's an entirely balanced one. The author seems to side with Mr. Dodsworth, painting the Mrs. as a vain society snob, selfishly cruel in a way that makes it hard for me to fathom why all the men fall at her feet. Mr. Dodsworth's faults contribute to the marriage's decay, but seem benign in comparison. Or at least, more subtle. He's a bit dull, entirely unafraid of domesticity, all of which is a turn-off for a wife afraid to grow older. Had Mrs. Dodsworth been less of a jerk, Wyler might have gotten away with making her a tragic figure, and I think the audience might have come out of it more fairly divided (according to each person's experience). But she's clearly the villain, and deserves her lumps, and that perhaps robs the piece of that extra layer of emotional complexity it otherwise seems to be driving at.
5 years 3 months ago
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benhere

This simple, straightforward film becomes more brilliant every time I see it.
10 years 4 months ago
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Nowhere Man

Fran is such a vile, despicable strumpet that is is difficult to watch this film with enjoyment.
2 years 9 months ago
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Ebbywebby

My pet peeve about old Hollywood is its hyperbolic sense of romance, with everyone falling in forever-love after knowing each other a day and all that starry-eyed garbage. Boy, was this refreshing in comparison.
2 years 11 months ago
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AndrewB

quote:
But Americans like you and me can't quit Sam. It's meant that we should keep on working until we die in harness!
6 years ago
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-1flb2-

I enjoyed this movie. Nice guys don't always finish last!
8 years ago
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jacktrewin

fantastically simple story with real power
10 years 4 months ago
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Limbesdautomne

Nice "roomsurfing" romance. The American way of life & divorce.

Read more in French on La Saveur des goƻts amers.
6 years 5 months ago
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Dieguito

How a simple cheating and divorce could the audience those days.. Old times love story
12 years 11 months ago
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