Some Like It Hot (1959)

Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe

Some Like It Hot is one of those movies you need to see before you die. It shows what it takes to make a perfect comedy: rhythm. It’s like an orchestra constantly playing a cheerful tune. From the moment Joe and Jerry witness the 1929’s Valentine’s Day Massacre and run away dressed as women, the movie never slows down. Every lie leads to another, every misunderstanding to another, every laugh to another. Even the characters play in perfect synchrony and complete each other: Sugar’s naïvety just goes naturally with Joe’s initiative. And Jerry’s reticence perfectly combines to Osgood’s… desires. More than this, it also proves that a good ending can affect how you feel about the entire movie: Some Like It Hot‘s ending, in fact, makes you love the entire movie even more.

I was so glad I found it on TV this afternoon… Definitely made my day!


6 comments on “Some Like It Hot (1959)

  1. Sometime long ago, before my darling wife was my darling wife, she made me watch this movie. I was practically kicking and screaming. I’ve thanked her repeatedly since. It is truly, genuinely funny.

    Great post.

  2. Jersey says:

    Thank you Bruce!
    And thank you, Mr. Wilder…

  3. This is one of my favourite movie ever, and you know better than me how much is difficult to us to choose a favourite movie!
    It is just perfect, and you want to watch it over and over again, it is always funny! 😀

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