4.12.2015 The Gay Divorcee

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One of the advantages of the Astaire/Rogers films sticking close to their formula is you can really appreciate the differences that are there. It’s a thin line between Astaire’s character being determined and being a creep and this film errors on the wrong side of that a bit much. It’s also weird how much the film doesn’t seem to know that its two stars are its best asset, leaving us with the backup dancers for way too long towards the end. It is still great fun, this is my kind of humor, but I’d put it towards the middle of the A&R films I’ve seen.

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