This was my introduction to the comedic duo Ethel Revnell and Gracie West. More here in my review:
It's stupid. But I enjoyed it, of course.
The 1980s house remodel is trash.
Who decided Alice needed to go to LAX to round everyone up?
Most of the spouses suck.
When Mike asks Jan and her estranged husband if they will have children, Jan just bolts LOL.
The actors (esp Florence Henderson) looked awesome.
"Don't be sorry, just be Wally." Umm - also why did they start making out at the dinner table?
The Miracle on 34th St. line at the end was so stupid that I was laugh crying.
It's really easy to dismiss GIDGET as fluff.
But this film (and the book it is adapted from) is what spawned the surf culture of the 1960s, including
- The Beach Boys music
- American International Pictures beach films with Frankie and Annette
- And overcrowded beaches at Malibu.
Also, Gidget is a feminist figure.
Sure, Sandra Dee plays her as sweet and demure. But this is a girl bucking against convention and turning her back on all her boy…
I'm in love.
I'm in love with this film, Jean-Paul Belmondo and the idea of traveling to Rio de Janeiro.
After staying up too late to finish this movie, I'm still in a glittering haze over L'homme de Rio.
There's adventure, romance and lots of humor. I love Belmondo with the little boy Sir Winston, played by Ubiracy De Oliveira and I was laughing out loud at some of the fighting attempts.
I'm thoroughly charmed, and this is certainly one of my favorite new-to-me films of 2021.