Remove ads

Information

Year
1958
Runtime
137 min.
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
3,469
Checks
1,179
Favs
98
Dislikes
15
Favs/checks
8.3% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. greennui's avatar

    greennui

    A Five Easy Pieces for the postwar generation. 3 years 1 month ago
  2. -1flb2-'s avatar

    -1flb2-

    Great movie. Shirley MacLaine lights up the screen. Her first Academy Award nomination. 3 years 3 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    You know when you watch a movie for Shirley MacLaine and she really isn't in it enough? Well, that's the case with Some Came Running, and it hurts even more because she's the best thing in the film. Maybe even the only thing. She's so natural and sincere. Truth is, this Sinatra-led melodrama feels impossibly dated by its rampant 1950s-style misogyny. I waited and waited for the film to show that it was aware of itself, and maybe at the end, it means to say so, but I'm not sure it does. It's a whole lot of toxic masculinity, men behaving badly towards women and never truly feeling the consequences. The men are such shitbirds, it makes every romantic entanglement feel foolish and undeserved. The women in the picture try to decide their own fates, but the world they live in doesn't want them to, and if the story had been told more from their point of view, the indictment of the patriarchy might have worked. But this is also a story where it is overtly said that "great men" should be forgiven their trespasses. Women are just willing victims, paying for men's sins. So I don't know. It might be trying to only show society and let the audience judge, but it's damn hard to watch. 6 months 1 week ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. MrArkadin checked this movie 2 days 12 hours ago
See more activity

In 7 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #53 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
    Cahiers du cinéma 100's icon

    Cahiers du cinéma 100

    53
  2. This movie ranks #58 in A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
    A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies's icon

    A Personal Journey with …

    58
  3. This movie ranks #332 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
    1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die's icon

    1001 Movies You Must See…

    332
  4. This movie ranks #481 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
    They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?'s icon

    They Shoot Pictures, Don…

    481
  5. This movie ranks #573 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
    Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films's icon

    Have You Seen? A Persona…

    573
  6. This movie ranks #601 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
    Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List's icon

    Sight and Sound 2012 - C…

    601
  7. This movie ranks #845 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
    TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life's icon

    TimeOut's 1000 Films to …

    845
View all lists this movie is in