Sunday, December 6, 2009

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner? review

I wasn't planning to watch this film today. I watched about half of A Room At The Top on my computer and I was going to finish it but I watched G.W.C.T.D instead on TV (thanks for giving me the link to it anyway Sage and I might rewatch it). I have to say that I didn't like it at all. It's a horribly dated film which is extremely hard to take. On the plus side,Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poiter delivered strong performances and Tracy's big speech at the end is quite good. As for Hepburn,I don't think that she deserved her Oscar.She is not bad,but her performance is dull and not Oscar-caliber. But I do think that her role is a leading one. Yes,her role is underwritten,but she and Tracy are co-leads. But when I do a Best Actress ranking,she'll probably rank somewhere near the end. But tell me what do you think of this film? Do you disagree with anything I've said about it? Do you think Hepburn deserved to win?


Twister said...

Hepburn's win here is one of the worst.

She actually beat three iconic performances: Faye Dunaway in "Bonnie and Clyde, Anne Bancroft in "The Graduate", and Audrey Hepburn in "Wait until Dark".

C'mon Oscar!

Anonymous said...

The fact Hepburn beat Bancroft and the severely underated Edith Evans in The Whisperers (watch it Joe!) is insane!

Did you notice Hepburn's eyes in this movie? I mean, she was literally in tears everytime the camera was pointed at her.

I love her, but this has to be one of her weakest performances, if not the weakest.

joe burns said...

Twister: Yeah,I know! Haven't seen Wait Until Dark yet,but both Bancroft and Dunaway were much better then Hepburn.
Sage: Her tears did get annoying after a while. Do you know if The Whispers is on Youtube? Dinasztie gave me the link,but it didn't work,probably because I didn't write it in right.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't find it...but it's defintly worth the watch when you do get it.

joe burns said...

I just found it right before I looked at your comment! I did type in wrong. But thank you anyway!

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

Hee hee. I just posted my review. But I'm sure you know what I'm thinking.