Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

DVD - 2006
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Two unemployed musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, after which they flee to Miami disguised as female musicians.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : MGM : Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006
Edition: Collector's ed. anamorphic widescreen format (1.661)
ISBN: 9781424817832
1424817838
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (122 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([6] p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)

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HYDEPARKBOOKLOVER
Mar 16, 2017

A very funny screwball type of comedy. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon give very goof performances. But the scene still award would've had to go to Joe E Brown for his role as Osgood Fielding III who gave one of the best lines ever " Well Nobody's Perfect "

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ThomasJWhiting
Apr 17, 2016

VERY GOOD 1959 romantic musical comedy. Fun to see Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon playing ladies in an all woman band. And Marilyn Monroe does a good job acting, etc.

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nancydrew
Aug 03, 2015

The best film ever!
Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe - THE BEST

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Triple_X_Rex
May 21, 2015

(Favourite movie quote) - "Well, nobody's perfect!"

Released in 1959 - Some Like It Hot is a classic, "Screwball" comedy that was masterfully directed by legendary film-maker, Billy Wilder.

This wild and wacky film tells the tale of two ragtime, jazz musicians who inadvertently witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. In order to elude their pursuers they disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band heading for Miami.

Enjoyable performances by all, especially from the always hot Marilyn Monroe, as Sugar Kane.

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RedLeaf
Oct 29, 2014

Some Like It Hot has an offbeat script that somehow works through the movie. How this is done is hard to know given the odd subplots. Two down and out musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and are on the run from the Mob. In order to get out town quickly Jerry (Geraldine) and Joe (Josephine) cross-dress into an all female band headed to Miami that features Marilyn Monroe as the lead singer. Curtis falls for Monroe and tries to woo her posing as a rich playboy while Lemmon does have an aging playboy that pursues him in his female personality. Then the mob shows up at the resort where they are playing. Despite being filmed in black and white (1959 release date) this film does deserve the title "Classic" because after seeing it multiple times there is still a sense of wonder that the actors and director keep a narrative light and funny that in other hands could have been disasterous.

I could not laugh at the violence, stupidity and sexism of this era. Really this movie is an expensive production of a bedroom farce. It is embarrassing to watch it.

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garycornell
Oct 11, 2014

"Some Like it Hot" is packed with laughs. Marilyn Monroe has the part of a lifetime as Sugar Kane Kowalczyk. As a singer in a all female band she soon has two new band members in Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis. They go by the names of Josephine and Daphne and dress as women and talk like women to avoid being recognized by the mob. I can't say more than that for fear of ruining the movie for you. Director Billy Wilder put together a great cast with George Raft, George Kennedy and Joe E. Brown. The later really has some great moments in the film. The script was wonderfully written by Bill Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. Cinematographer Charles Lang had his work cut out for him with scenes on a train. Watch for Marilyn singing such songs as "Running Wild", "I'm Through With Love" and "I Want to Be Loved By You". It is a wild madcap comedy that is in a class of it's own. Few comedies will ever be a funny as "Some Like It Hot"!

mapmusic17 Apr 14, 2014

One of the all time great comedies.

mishimishi Jan 17, 2014

I love old movies and this movie did not disappoint. Jack Lemmon is great in this movie and although at times, the characters were a little cheesy, the overall story and comedy was good.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 23, 2013

Perhaps it is just me but I find this black-and-white comedy to be one of the weaker films by master director Billy Wilder. However, seeing Monroe on the big screen is always a bonus.

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Sexual Content: Suggestive material

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Bronco92
Apr 13, 2017

"Well, nobody's perfect".

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