How to Murder Your Wife

January 14, 2010 at 12:09 am Leave a comment

MOVIE:  How to Murder Your Wife

NUTSHELL:  A confirmed bachelor cartoonist wakes up married to an Italian beauty queen who speaks no English and only has a bathing suit, a sash and a raincoat. Strangely, this makes him unhappy and he dreams of murdering her.

GOOD THINGS:  Verna Lisi, Jack Lemmon, New York in the 60’s, hair, Verna Lisi, outfits, dogs with ribboned top knots, Verna Lisi

BAD THINGS:  Most annoying character/actor ever: Eddie Mayehoff

FEATURES:  Claire Trevor, Terry-Thomas and his hyphen, Mary Wickes, construction equipment, Jack Albertson, a poodle

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Quite a bit of Heman Womanhating going on

NOTABLE:  Proof that the HeMan Woman Haters Club makes exception if you’re a beauty queen in a bathing suit. By Allah! somehow I will work in a Jason Lee in Chasing Amy connection. Just give me a week.

BEST PART:  Beauty queen pageant recounting except what the HELL is a lasagna souffle?

BEST LINE:  I forget the lines but Verna Lisi sure is cute.

CROWNS:  3 out of 5

Entry filed under: Classic, Firebaton review.

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