Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Howard Hawks' Monkey Business | The New Yorker | August 2009

This bit on Howard Hawks' Monkey Business reminded me of the great many charms of the film.

Although it is true that it's not a great comedy and the performances are a bit inconsistent, it's still worth watching.  Most notable are Cary Grant's two experiences with the youth serum, and the relationship between Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers as husband and wife.

There's a theory that a good movie is a few good scenes and no bad ones.  This one has a handful of good moments and more than a few awkward ones.  No scene is fully bad, but not one is entirely off-the-charts great either.  It's an okay movie, and worth watching.