Friday, July 24, 2009

Woman of the Year

Have you seen this movie? It has been collecting dust on my DVR, so today I finally got 'round to watching it. Of course it was so good, now I'm convinced I can't delete it. At least, not until I get it on DVD. I already want to watch it again.

It was their first movie together, their very first. The chemistry is really astounding. The dialog is genius (it's no surprise it won the Academy Award for best original screenplay). And it's all just so funny and smart and romantic. Just genius. And don't get all women's lib saying, "Why does she want to make him waffles at the end?" Just remember, this was 1942. Women were supposed to want to make men waffles.

I think, considering the movie is 67 years old, it feels incredibly relevant. And did I mention the chemistry? Yeah.


Emerson Merrick said...

Firstly- Katharine Hepburn is undoubtedly my number one female who has ever existed.

Secondly- Ending up making waffles for your man sounds ideal. I'm, like, the opposite of women's lib which I think is called being a hyper romantic.

Courtney said...

I haven't seen this one, but will have to get with the program, clearly! Could she be any more beautiful...really? I love old Hollywood starlets!

Kate said...

Wandered over here b/c you left such a cute comment on Posie Gets Cozy. So I'm just showing up outta the blue and recommending rude! But make sure you've seen The Philadelphia Story, Rebecca (not with KH but still!) and All About Eve (Bette Davis before the scary Baby Jane stuff). Thanks!

As for me, I haven't seen this and now it's at the top of my netflix list.