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Year
1938
Runtime
102 min.
Director
Howard Hawks
Genres
Romance, Comedy
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
41,243
Checks
10,851
Favs
1,115
Dislikes
131
Favs/checks
10.3% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. TalkingElvish's avatar

    TalkingElvish

    Really struggled with this film. I can see the appeal, the manic energy of it and the zaniness of how the story escalates, the amazing outfits, cars, houses and aesthetics, but GOD this is an irritating film. Firstly, why is Cary Grant's character at all appealing? I can see why Grant himself is, especially when he has an implausibly well paying job at which is he is terrible, why these women throw themselves at him is also something I couldn't get behind. Why have the world's most irritating dog bark all through a scene? How is constant yapping anything other than annoying? I get that its illustrating he inanity of everything else in that scene but how about not having that dog at all? Or that scene at all? Everyone in this film is frustrating, it's assumed that we can get on board with their relentless smugness and that the premise of Baby doesn't get old, which it does very quickly. The leading characters' arrogance, wanton waste of money, privilege and time was just too daft to begin with let alone built a story on. So much extraordinary talent was involved with this film, and I'm glad so many people can get something out of it and find it hilarious, but, unlike most screwballs, this was phenomenally irritating from beginning to end. 3 years 1 month ago
  2. crazy_bitch's avatar

    crazy_bitch

    Hard to enjoy this comedy; Susan (Hepburn's character) is just too much of an unbearable asshole, provoking anger and frustration rather than amusement. The way she is evil on purpose, is knowlingy breaking laws and endangering others, stealing whatever she wants, destroying property without hesitation or regret, blackmailing people for her own gain, constantly lying and insulting everyone around her makes you wish for bad things to happen to her rather than allow for the creation of a single funny moment in this movie. 3 years 8 months ago
  3. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    Hepburn is so annoying, I too want to punch her. 8 years 6 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #14 in AFI's 100 years...100 laughs
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  3. This movie ranks #17 in The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time (BBC Culture)
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  4. This movie ranks #25 in IMDb's 1930s Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #33 in National Film Registry
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  6. This movie ranks #44 in Film Comedy
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  7. This movie ranks #44 in TimeOut's 100 Best Romantic Movies
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  8. This movie ranks #50 in IMDb's Family Top 50
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  10. This movie ranks #57 in 501 Must See Movies
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  14. This movie ranks #125 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  15. This movie ranks #127 in The British Film Institute: 360 Classics
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  16. This movie ranks #129 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  17. This movie ranks #139 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  18. This movie ranks #159 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  19. This movie ranks #200 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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