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Film Club Review – Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot is the story of two jazz musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) who witness a mob murder and go undercover as two members of an all-female band. On the way, they meet Sugar Cane played by the immortal Marilyn Monroe.

AFI’s pick for the best comedy of all-time certainly has a lot of laughs as well as a comical premise, both of which compliment each other nicely. There are no really rip-roaringly hilarious laughs, but it does consistently make you chuckle inside. The best performance in the movie is given by Lemmon who always seems to add something special to his roles, and certainly does with this one.

I did really enjoy the film, though perhaps not enough to make me say its the best comedy ever made. But it was certainly engaging and provides many classic moments. And it has one of the greatest final scenes in movie history; simply hilarious.
8.5/10

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2 Responses to “Film Club Review – Some Like It Hot”

  1. I agree completely with the entire review, but especially the last paragraph. I found this movie hilarious and very well-made, but not necessarily the greatest American comedy ever. Lemmon and Curtis work sublimely together. It really is a masterpiece, but probably not THE best.

  2. […] 14. Some Like it Hot (1959) – Along with being #14 on AFI’s greatest movies list, AFI also honoured it as the #1 comedy on its greatest comedy list a year later.  Do I agree that its America’s greatest comedy?  No I don’t, but that’s not to say its not a hilarous film well worthy of its strong reputation.  Lack Lemmon is particularily gfun to watch.  See my full review here.  […]


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