Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Classic Film Club - Adam's Rib

My friends and I are starting up a classic film club.  Sort of like a book club but no reading involved :)  We are going to watch movies that we've somehow missed watching over the years.  You know the ones. The ones that EVERYONE has seen but you seem to be the only one.  "You've never seen War and Peace/Gone with the Wind/Citizen Kane/etc?!?!" So, we are going to compile a list, fire up the Netflix and get rolling.  I'm going to be posting movies we've watched on here if that's interesting to you?

To start us off, my parents and I went to The Heights the other night and saw Adam's Rib. The Heights is the oldest, continuously running theater in MN (opened in 1926). It is a beautiful theater and they play old movies on weeknights.  This month, the theme was classic comedy teams so of course these two were included.  To be honest, I've never seen a movie with both of them together but now you bet your ass I'm going to watch more! Adam's Rib is about a married couple who are both lawyers and end up trying the same case on opposite sides.  Katherine Hepburn is fighting not only to get her client off but also for women's rights.  She takes it to quite hilarious extremes and Spencer Tracy gets more and more frustrated with the antics.  I won't ruin the ending but their relationship is really the main focus of the movie and everything keeps tying back to that.  The supporting cast (mainly, Judy Holliday) was also very funny and really added to the comedy and even stole some of the scenes. The movie was surprisingly funny and touching.  I wish I could have a relationship someday like Hepburn and Tracy have in this movie. The outfits weren't spectacular like some old movies I've seen but I assume it's because Hepburn was a career gal.  However, there was this robe. Oh, I died.  Now, I really need a super pretty robe to prance around my house in.  This is the only picture I could find of it full length.

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I can't wait to see more classic films now!


  1. How fun! I haven't heard of many film clubs, more book clubs. I think it's a great idea and a great way to see the classics! And I love the Heights, they've restored it so nicely. We go there as often as we can since A. It's close to my house and B. We get an MPR discount!

  2. That MPR discount is awesome, right?! We saved $8!