Friday, April 07, 2006

"A woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman?"

Victor?Victoria was directed by Blake Edwards. This movie stars the wonderful Julie Andrews before she lost her range, which is a tragedy because she is a fabulous singer. It also stars Robert Preston and James Garner. This movie is about a woman, Victoria who is a down and out singer just trying to get a job. She finds a friend in Toddy, a gay nightclub entertainer and they decide that she should change up her act. They create another personna named Count Victor Grezhinski, "he" is a gay female impersonator. "He" becomes a hit in Paris and she gains the attention of a Chicago mobster who finds himself attracted to Victor. He must come to the decision whether he is really a woman portraying a man. More hilarity ensues and this slapstick comedy runs off without a hitch. The movie is very fast paced and what is so great it the quick-witted dialogue. It really pulls you in and you cannot help but laugh. The music is fabulous and when Julie sings you are mesmorized by how wonderful she sounds. I think this is the best and i believe the only gender bending comedy out there with so much slapstick! It is a comedy that stands alone and i think it shines past all of the comedies that are out there today. I think it is actually a real type of comedy, nothing like silly movies like Anchorman or 40 Year Old Virgin. So pretty much I recommend this film to everyone. It was made in 1982 and I think it is unique and a pretty funny thing to watch. I love how Julie can portray both parts so well. She really takes on her role of a man and as a woman. Impressive. Again I had heard that my mother really liked this film so i thought i would give it a try and i liked it.

1 comment:

Vladigogo said...

Robert Preston is the man.

Anyone who creates Professor Harold Hill deserves mention as one of the greatest of all time.