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Year
1956
Runtime
111 min.
Director
Charles Walters
Genres
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
8,731
Checks
2,862
Favs
100
Dislikes
36
Favs/checks
3.5% (1:29)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. Hippiemans's avatar

    Hippiemans

    First time I saw Grace Kelly, been enchanted ever since. :-) 5 years 10 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Take The Philadelphia Story and turn into a bubbly musical mostly played for laughs, and it still works. That's High So, that's High Soci, that's High Society! The original was an acting showcase, but this one has its own great performances. I don't normally think of Grace Kelly in terms of comedy, but she's hilarious in this. Though it doesn't push on its themes quite as hard as the work it's based on, it's still the story of a perfect socialite needed to break her own mold and daring to be flawed in public, so self-reinvention is at the heart of it, for both the character and the actress. And then there's the relationship between the mother and the younger daughter that's a scream, and perhaps a look at how the elder was raised to become who she is. Crosby and Sinatra glide through the film effortlessly as shades of themselves. Celeste Holm is very sympathetic. Lots of cracking lines, and pleasantly sung songs. One of my favorite bits, however, is Louis Armstrong and his band as a sort of Greek chorus with the ability to guide the events emotionally. Great conceit. So while High Society is a remake, the tone is so different that it doesn't feel like a repetition. I liked both for their own virtues. 2 months 3 weeks ago
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    beverlywilliams

    High Society is a terrific film. google street view address If you are the type of movie fan who doesn't comprehend the ENTERTAIN part of entertainment and is eager and willing to flaunt that ignorance in film reviews, you will hate it. But if you don't mind it when movies may not end up with deep psychological messages or everybody dead or doomed to a life of misery, you'll agree. 7 months ago
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