2.17.2007

How to Marry a Millionaire

Marilyn Monroe. Lauren Bacall. Betty Grable. Three beautiful women in search of wealthy husbands. I love this movie. It's so funny. Lauren Bacall is fabulous as the dame who comes up with the scheme to set themselves up in a posh apartment to hunt for rich guys. Betty Grable is constantly meeting guys as the grocer's and getting them to pay for their food. Marilyn Monroe is blind as a bat and wonderfully silly. They all wind up falling in love, as happens in these old movies, and it's fantastic. The men each of them wind up with fits each of them so well. The only thing I don't like about this movie is something I don't understand, and that's at the very beginning, they've got an orchestra playing music for 4 minutes, with nothing else going on. There's no impact on the plot at all. It's just 4 minutes of an orchestra before the opening credits. Very odd.

A very fun movie about going after what you want, and finding what you need. Sorta.

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