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Year
1965
Runtime
122 min.
Director
Tony Richardson
Genre
Comedy
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
2,876
Checks
314
Favs
22
Dislikes
9
Favs/checks
7.0% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    If The Loved One isn't the inspiration for the Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar!, I'll eat my hat. Well, I don't wear a hat, but I'll eat SOMEthing. It starts as the same sort of spoof on Hollywood politics - up to and including the western star cast in a British drawing room drama - and features a lot of celebrities from its day, often in atypical roles. Once a key character dies, it becomes about his hapless nephew organizing his funeral, and then falling for a pure but fanatical embalmer, but it's still the same world of Hollywood flash. That funeral home is INSANE and couldn't exist anywhere else. This weird, satirical comedy uses its title to mean both the dead relative and the embalmer trapped in a love triangle, and in a roundabout way, is a story about the loss of innocence, a death that is planned for, weddings performed in parallel to funerals. Fun performances abound, though this is definitely more about ideas than it is characters. It's difficult to latch onto any of the leads. 9 months 1 week ago
  2. monty's avatar

    monty

    Mama's little Joyboy want lobsters, lobsters.Mama's little Joyboy want lobsters for mom. 7 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #325 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  2. This movie ranks #406 in 500 Essential Cult Movies
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