Poms (2019)

Poms is a 2019 American comedy film directed by Zara Hayes, starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, Alisha Boe, Phyllis Somerville (in final film role), Charlie Tahan, Bruce McGill and Rhea Perlman. The film is about a group of women from a retirement community who choose to start a cheerleading squad.

Martha, a woman dying of cancer, decides to stop further treatment and moves from her apartment in New York to a retirement community in Georgia called Sun Springs. When Martha arrives at Sun Springs, she meets supervisor Vicki, who gives her a tour of the place, who explains to her that every resident must belong to one of their community clubs.

Martha moves into her new house and meets her new next door neighbor Sheryl. That night Martha isn’t able to sleep due to loud noise from Sheryl’s house, forcing her to call the community’s security chief Carl to stop the noise. Sheryl and her friends sneak into Martha’s house to hide from Carl. where she convinces Martha to allow them to hide out there. From then on. Sheryl wants to be Martha’s friend and invites her to different events, but Martha turns them down.

Sheryl learns that Martha was cheerleader but had to quit before her first game to care for her ill mother. Sheryl says that Martha should try cheering again. After thinking about it, Martha visits Sheryl at the school she’s a substitute teacher at and coaxes Sheryl to help her start up a cheer club in Sun Springs.

After getting Vicki to allow them to start the club and recruit the minimum requirement of eight members, Martha and Sheryl hold tryouts, where six women join. When Vicki tells them they need to find a new place to practice, Sheryl gets them a spot at her school’s pep rally, where they go viral online after a school cheerleader videos them and uploads it to the internet. In the video, one of the Sun Springs cheerleaders injures herself during the routine. After club is ended, Martha and Sheryl decide to join a cheer competition and coaxes the other ladies to get the club back together, despite being the oldest squad at the tournament.

This film proves that it’s never too late to try something new or to start over again, to reach out when you need help and that perfect doesn’t exist and that everyone is special in their own ways. This is a fun, cute, funny, heartwarming and heartbreaking (at times) film. It is one that mostly middle aged and elderly women will enjoy. It is fairly entertaining, but mostly cute and has the feel of most comedy films with elderly women like It’s Complicated and Book Club. It’s not awful, but not outstanding either. Just because a movie has an A-list cast, doesn’t mean it’s supposed to be fantastic.

The messages of this film is what really makes it a good, but it still isn’t great, not even close. The cute story, feels like a retired elderly person wrote it and it was their first time as a screenwriter and they tried their hardest to be Nancy Meyers. It is a fun movie, but the cutesiness is too much and takes away from what could have been a really good motion picture. I didn’t love, nor did I hate it. It is a feel good movie and the acting is really good from all of the main cast members. The soundtrack is great and makes you want to get up and dance, which is only a few things great about this movie.

An enjoyable film, but not award winning fantastic. It has its good and not so good. 13+ 3/5

Greatest Love Stories in Film

  1. Casablanca – 1942
  2. In the Mood For Love – 2000
  3. Titanic – 1997
  4. The Notebook – 2004
  5. Roman Holiday – 1953
  6. If Beale Street Could Talk – 2018
  7. Say Anything – 1989
  8. Beauty and the Beast – 1991
  9. Moonstruck – 1987
  10. Atonement – 2007
  11. Sylvie’s Love – 2020
  12. Circle of Friends – 1995
  13. The Apartment – 1960
  14. When Harry Met Sally… – 1989
  15. The Princess Bride – 1987
  16. Dirty Dancing – 1987
  17. It Happened One Night – 1934
  18. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – 2004
  19. The Sound of Music – 1965
  20. Swing Time – 1936
  21. An American in Paris – 1951
  22. Sleepless in Seattle – 1993
  23. The Graduate – 1967
  24. Sabrina – 1954
  25. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – 1961
  26. Out of Africa – 1985
  27. Sense and Sensibility – 1995
  28. Love is a Many-Splendored Thing – 1955
  29. The Bridges of Madison County – 1995
  30. Lady and the Tramp – 1955
  31. Grease – 1978
  32. Pillow Talk – 1959
  33. An Officer and a Gentleman – 1982
  34. Annie Hall – 1977
  35. Gigi – 1958
  36. Wuthering Heights – 1939
  37. It’s a Wonderful Life – 1946
  38. West Side Story – 1961
  39. Gone With the Wind – 1939
  40. Love Story – 1970
  41. Ghost – 1990
  42. The Shop Around the Corner – 1940
  43. Sunrise – 1927
  44. Roxanne – 1987
  45. Splendor in the Grass – 1961
  46. Dark Victory – 1939
  47. Jerry Maguire – 1996
  48. Porgy and Bess – 1959
  49. The Awful Truth – 1937
  50. Bringing Up Baby – 1938
  51. City Lights – 1931
  52. From Here to Eternity – 1953
  53. The African Queen – 1951
  54. The Way We Were – 1973
  55. My Fair Lady – 1964
  56. Now, Voyager – 1942
  57. On Golden Pond – 1981
  58. Camille – 1937
  59. Anna Karenina – 1935
  60. The Postman Always Rings Twice – 1946
  61. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? – 1967
  62. A Place in the Sun – 1951
  63. Marty – 1955
  64. Double Indemnity – 1944
  65. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – 1988
  66. Working Girl – 1988
  67. To Have and Have Not – 1944
  68. The Vow – 2012
  69. The Goodbye Girl – 1977
  70. A Star is Born – 2018
  71. Barefoot in the Park – 1967
  72. The Quiet Man – 1952
  73. Silver Linings Playbook – 2012
  74. Two For the Road – 1967
  75. A Star is Born – 1954
  76. Body Heat – 1981
  77. Pride & Prejudice – 2005
  78. Pride & Prejudice – 1940
  79. Emma – 2020
  80. Emma – 1996
  81. Bridget Jones’s Diary – 2001
  82. Jane Eyre – 1943
  83. Jane Eyre – 1996
  84. Jane Eyre – 2011
  85. Woman of the Year – 1942
  86. Coming Home – 1978
  87. Top Hat – 1935
  88. Girl Shy – 1924
  89. The lady Eve – 1941
  90. The Philadelphia Story – 1940
  91. Hannah and Her Sisters – 1986
  92. Brief Encounter – 1945
  93. The Age of Innocence – 1993
  94. Holiday – 1938
  95. Notorious – 1946
  96. Funny Face – 1957
  97. His Girl Friday – 1940
  98. Meet Me in St. Louis – 1944
  99. A Room With a View – 1985
  100. Broadcast News – 1987

Most Visually Stunning Films of All Time

  1. Barry Lyndon – 1975
  2. Children of Men – 2006
  3. Days of Heaven – 1978
  4. Pan’s labyrinth – 2006
  5. Spartacus – 1960
  6. The Master – 2012
  7. Vertigo – 1958
  8. Fanny and Alexander – 1982
  9. Chinatown – 1974
  10. Blade Runner – 1982
  11. 2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968
  12. Contempt – 1963
  13. Floating Weeds – 1959
  14. Pierrot Le Fou – 1965
  15. Singin’ in the Rain – 1952
  16. The Godfather – 1972
  17. The Godfather Part II – 1974
  18. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp – 1943
  19. Gravity – 2013
  20. The Revenant – 2015
  21. The Tree of Life – 2011
  22. The Grand Budapest Hotel – 2014
  23. Hugo – 2011
  24. The Night of the Hunter – 1955
  25. Arrival – 2016
  26. Mank – 2020
  27. Mullholland Dr. – 2001
  28. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory – 1971
  29. Gone With the Wind – 1939
  30. La La Land – 2016
  31. The Red Shoes – 1948
  32. Maleficent – 2014
  33. Carnival of Souls – 1962
  34. Suspiria – 1977
  35. Big Fish – 2003
  36. Russian Ark – 2002
  37. Life of Pi – 2012
  38. The Lovely Bones – 2009
  39. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – 2004
  40. 1917 – 2019
  41. The Sound of Music – 1965
  42. The Wizard of Oz – 1939
  43. Black Swan – 2010
  44. Star Wars – 1977
  45. Amelie – 2001
  46. Interstellar – 2014
  47. Belle De Jour – 1967
  48. Cries and Whispers – 1972
  49. Lawrence of Arabia – 1962
  50. No Country for Old Men – 2007
  51. Wild Strawberries – 1957
  52. Persona – 1966
  53. Melancholia – 2011
  54. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – 2001-2003
  55. The Truman Show – 1998
  56. The Matrix – 2001
  57. Don’t Look Now – 1973
  58. 8 1/2 – 1963
  59. Apocalypse Now – 1979
  60. Black Narcissus – 1947
  61. The Spirit of the Beehive – 1973
  62. Samsara – 2011
  63. Cloud Atlas – 2012
  64. Solaris – 1972
  65. In the Mood for Love – 2000
  66. Playtime – 1967
  67. The Impossible – 2012
  68. The Shining – 1980
  69. Fantasia – 1940
  70. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – 1964
  71. Once Upon a Time in the West – 1968
  72. Schindler’s List – 1993
  73. Metropolis – 1927
  74. The Passion of Joan of Arc – 1928
  75. Enter the Void – 2009
  76. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – 1961
  77. Harry Potter Series – 2001-2011
  78. Titanic – 1997
  79. A Clockwork Orange – 1971
  80. Braveheart – 1995
  81. The Pianist – 2002
  82. The Road – 2009
  83. Amadeus – 1984
  84. Skyfall – 2012
  85. Raise the Red Lantern – 1991
  86. The Phantom Carriage – 1927
  87. Alphaville – 1965
  88. Eraserhead – 1977
  89. House – 1977
  90. The Birds – 1963
  91. Spirited Away – 2001
  92. Paprika – 2006
  93. Princess Mononoke – 1997
  94. Howl’s Moving Castle – 2004
  95. The Secret of Kelis – 2009
  96. Loving Vincent – 2017
  97. The Triplets of Belleville – 2003
  98. Kirikou and the Sorceress – 1998
  99. The Searchers – 1956
  100. The Last Emperor – 1987

The Last Letter From Your Lover (2021)

The Last Letter from Your Lover is a 2021 British romantic drama film directed by Augustine Frizzell, base on Jojo Moyes’ 2012 novel of the same name. It stars Felicity Jones, Callum Turner, Joe Alwyn, Nabhaan Rizwan and Shailene Woodley.’

It modern time, Ellie Haworth, who recently broke up with her long time boyfriend, has to write an article about the recently deceased editor of her paper. Finally getting passed the archivist Rory to access the editor’s archive, she finds a letter to someone called “J,” from “Boot.” Affected by the emotional feelings between the mystery couple, Ellie becomes determined to know the indentities of the couple and how their love story had ended.

In the mid-1960’s, wealthy socialites Jennifer Stirlng and her husband Laurence travel to the French Riviera for a summer vacation. Foreign correspondent Anthony O’Hare comes to interview Laurence at a dinner party. Jennifer overhears Anthony insulting the Stirlings and their indulging lifestyle, causing Anthony to apologize to Jennifer. Anthony invites the Stirlings out to eat the next day, but Laurence is taken away on a sudden business trip, leaving Jennifer and Anthony to spend the summer together until he returns. They start to write letters using pennames “J” and “Boot.” Neither act upon their blossoming chemistry, until Jennifer impulsively tries to kiss him. When he turns away from her, she runs away. Days later, a letter penned by Anthony comes to her, coaxing to her to meet him at Postman’s Park in London. They start a crazy affair, spending time together where can be safely with him.

Romantic drama films involving affairs have been done time after time, some are very well done, others, not so much. This one is different, as is a story within a story, taking place in present day London and 1960’s French Riviera and London. It can be rather slow at times, making it a bit boring, but it never passion, in the today or past settings. There are many really good things about this film. All the stars are equally fantastic in their roles, the soundtrack, cinematography and costumes are all fabulous, fitting film perfectly.

I used to not be a big Shailene Woodley fan until I saw her in this movie and my opinion instantly changed, except I’m not sure whether she’s supposed to be British or not like her two lovers, as her accent is very weak if is supposed to be. She looks beautiful every second of this film, unlike most of her roles where she plays a tomboy. Her looks are very Jackie Kennedy-esque. Woodley has proved she can take on much deeper roles and is far past Divergent, the series that made her a household name.

This movie has the feel of a Bronte, Austen, or Woolf novel and reminds me a bit of the book and film Atonement, which is also a story within a story and features an affair, the only thing is, Your Last Lover probably won’t be nominated for any major awards, as the story is a bit unoriginal. Jojo Moyes is a modern day Austen meets Bronte. She knows how to write romance and stir emotions, maybe not quite as good as her influences, but not half bad either. This story takes you on journeys from the age of the mini-skirt to modern time and does it so well, not spending too much time in either world.

There film is so deep and full of emotion, both good and bad. So many critics are panning this movie, but they don’t see it for its true art. Yes, they spend a lot of time showing Jennifer (Woodley) and Anthony (Turner) making out and making love, but that is really one of the few bad things about this movie. It can be slow at times, like I said as well and maybe there are bit too many affair films, but that’s all. It is still great film otherwise. Don’t let the bad reviews deter you from watching this one.

18+ 4/5

Top Feminist Films Part 2

60. Faces – 1968

61. A Smiling Madame Beudet – 1923

62. 3 Women – 1977

63. Drowning by Numbers – 1988

64. Street of Shame – 1956

65. Women Without Men – 2009

66. Entre Nous – 1983

67. The House of Sand – 2005

68. Sweetie – 1989

69. Girls Town – 1996

70. The Children’s Hour – 1961

71. Ukraine is Not a Brothel – 2013

72. Bhutto – 2010

73. Kadosh – 1999

74. Klute – 1971

75. Real Women Have Curves – 2002

76. Lovely & Amazing – 2001

77. A Taste of Honey – 1961

78. He Named Me Malala – 2015

79. It’s a Girl! – 2012

80. Medea – 1988

81. After Tiller – 2013

82. Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle – 1994

83. A Case of Rape – 1972

84. Girl Rising – 2013

85. The Apple – 1998

86. When We Leave – 2010

87. Everlasting Moments – 2008

88. Stella Dallas – 1937

89. Camille – 1936

90. Tangerine – 2015

91. The Sleeping Voice – 2011

92. The Invisible War – 2012

93. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry – 2014

94. RBG – 2018

95. Adam’s Rib – 1949

96. Harper Valley PTA – 1978

97. The Burning Bed – 1984

98. Working Girls – 1986

99. The Watermelon Woman – 1996

100. Offside – 2006

Top Feminist Films Part 1

  1. Hidden Figures – 2016
  2. The First Wives Club – 1996
  3. Wild – 2014
  4. A League of Their Own – 1992
  5. Roma – 2018
  6. The Joy Luck Club – 1993
  7. Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles – 1975
  8. The Passion of Joan of Arc -1928
  9. The Trouble With Angels – 1966
  10. Nine to Five – 1980
  11. I’ve Heard the Mermaids Signing – 1987
  12. The Color Purple – 1985
  13. Frida – 2002
  14. Little Women – 1933, 1949, 1994, 2019
  15. Queen of Katwe – 2016
  16. Persepolis – 2007
  17. Mustang – 2015
  18. Girlhood- 2014
  19. All Bout Eve – 1950
  20. Desperately Seeking Susan – 1985
  21. Erin Brockovich – 2000
  22. His Girl Friday – 1940
  23. Cleo from 5 to 7 – 1962
  24. A Woman Under the Influence – 1974
  25. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days – 2007
  26. Diary of a Lost Girl – 1929
  27. Orlando – 1992
  28. The Silence of the Lambs – 1991
  29. Rosetta – 1999
  30. One Sings, the Other Doesn’t – 1977
  31. My Brilliant Career – 1979
  32. The Circle – 2000
  33. Working Girl – 1988
  34. All About My Mother 1999
  35. Zero Dark Thirty – 2012
  36. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore – 1974
  37. Norma Rae – 1979
  38. The Women – 1939
  39. The Kids Are Alright – 2010
  40. Princess Mononoke – 1997
  41. My Life to Live – 1962
  42. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg – 1964
  43. The Day I Became a Woman – 2000
  44. Mystic Pizza – 1988
  45. Smooth Talk – 1985
  46. Suffragette – 2015
  47. Coal Miner’s Daughter – 1980
  48. Certain Women – 2016
  49. 20th Century Women – 2016
  50. Legally Blonde – 2001
  51. Whale Rider – 2002
  52. Daughters of the Dust – 1991
  53. On the Basis of Sex – 2018
  54. Lady Sings the Blues – 1972
  55. North Country – 2005
  56. Confirmation – 2016
  57. The United States vs. Billie Holiday – 2021
  58. The Help – 2011
  59. The Best of Enemies – 2019
  60. Appropriate Behavior – 2014

Fake Paranormal Documentaries

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It is no secret that ever since the early days of cable, documentaries about the paranormal tend to bring in the ratings. People are naturally curious about things they can not explain and are willing to turn to the warm glow of their television to learn more about the unknown. Networks know this and over the years have had no problem producing documentaries that are completely fictitious. Sometimes this is done for entertainment, other times it is done to maliciously dupe viewers.

Ghostwatch: On Halloween of 1992, esteemed BBC presenters Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene, and Mike Smith served as hosts taking viewers into a real haunted house. In an old abandoned orphanage in northern London, a ghost known as “Pipes” was the source of fear for the children who ended up there. On the spookiest night of the year, they dispatched a live camera crew live to the site in…

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Classic of the Week: Weird Science (1985)

Weird Science is a 1985 American teen science fiction Comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and stars Anthony Michael Hall, Mitchell Smith and Kelly LeBrock. The title is take from a pre-Comics Code Authority 1950s EC Comics magazine of the same name.

The film is about nerds and social outcasts Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly who use a computer program to create the perfect woman, she turns the lives topsy turvy. Both Wyatt and Gary are bullied by senior jocks for drooling aver their cheerleader girlfriends. Turned down and disappointed at their lives and wanting more, Gary tells Wyatt they need shove in popularity in order to get their crushes away from the bullying jocks. Alone for the weekend, Gary is inspired by the 1930 film Frankenstein to create a virtual woman using Wyatt’s computer, making her with everything they can imagine to make the lady of their dreams. After attaching electrodes to a doll and hacking into a government computer system for more power, a power surge constructs Lisa, a gorgeous and smart woman with unlimited magical powers.

Weird Science is not only weird but it is filled with vulgar and tasteless humor. John Hughes wrote and directed a story that seems like the two actors and maybe a high school drama produced. Only teens (boys mostly) will really enjoy this this disaster of a film. It is a film that teen boys will likely want to masturbate to, since there are lady’s undergarments and full frontal nudity shown. Once a teen (boy mainly) reaches adulthood, they are likely to either stop liking the film, forget about it, or only find it to be an okay movie.

This film is not even okay, it is tasteless and seems like a horny teenaged boy wrote the screenplay. It screams drooling adolescent males that have just discovered how to self pleasure and seeing a naked female for the first time. Only a few times did I actually laugh. I really don’t understand the cult status of this movie, as it’s really not very good. It is a tad entertaining, yes only a little bit. It is not one that I can watch over and over again. It is a once or twice and never again type.

From such a great director and the cult classic-ness of this film, I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular (judging by the plot), but something at least good. This is John Hughes’s worst film. A piece of trash that should remain in a garbage can or burned. Normally I don’t give such awful reviews for movies, but this one definitely deserves it. There really isn’t much I enjoy about this movie, maybe how gorgeous Kelly LeBrock was and how she was the best actor in the entire production.

Weak, typical bad teen film, unoriginal plot from a renowned director and too much vulgarity. I’ll be sticking to his Brat Pack and other better films from now on. Did he use a computer and turn himself back into a teenager to produce this? Sure seems like it. 14+ 1.5/5

Top 45 Greatest Road Trip Films

  1. The Blues Brothers – 1980
  2. Dumb and Dumber – 1994
  3. It Happened One Night – 1934
  4. Midnight Run – 1988
  5. Little Miss Sunshine – 2006
  6. Easy Rider – 1969
  7. Almost Famous – 2000
  8. Uncle Frank – 2020
  9. The Motorcycle Diaries – 2004
  10. National Lampoon’s Vacation – 1983
  11. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure – 1985
  12. Rain Man – 1988
  13. Smokey and the Bandit – 1977
  14. Stranger Than Paradise – 1984
  15. Y tu mama tambien – 2001
  16. The Straight Story – 1999
  17. Planes, Trains & Automobiles – 1987
  18. Thelma & Louise – 1991
  19. Duel – 1971
  20. Inside Llewyn Davis – 2013
  21. Joy Ride – 2001
  22. Logan – 2017
  23. My Own Private Idaho – 1991
  24. Stagecoach – 1939
  25. The Hitch-Hiker – 1953
  26. True Romance – 1993
  27. Vagabond – 1985
  28. Zombieland – 2009
  29. Wild Strawberries – 1957
  30. Sullivan’s Travels – 1941
  31. The Muppet Movie – 1979
  32. The Daytrippers – 1997
  33. Sideways – 2004
  34. O Brother, Where Art Thou? – 2000
  35. Bonnie and Clyde – 1967
  36. Five Easy Pieces – 1970
  37. The Sure Thing – 1985
  38. Smoke Signals – 1998
  39. Nebraska – 2013
  40. Queen & Slim – 2019
  41. Green Book – 2018
  42. The Fundamentals of Caring – 2016
  43. Grandma – 2015
  44. Captain Fantastic – 2016
  45. The Darjeerling Limited – 2007

Classic of the Week: Funny Face (1957)

Funny Face is a 1957 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and written by Gershe with songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. Although having the same title as 1927 musical by the Gershwin brothers, and also featuring Fred Astaire, the plot is completely different and only four of the original songs from the stage production are included in the film. Along with Astaire, the movie also stars Audrey Hepburn and Kay Thompson.

Maggie Prescott, a fashion magazine publisher and editor for Quality magazine, is looking for the next big craze. She wants a new look that will be both “beautiful” and “intellectual.” She and top fashion photographer Dick Avery want models that can “think as well as they look.” The two put their heads together and come up with the idea to use a Greenwich Village bookshop as the background.

They find the shop they want, “Embryo Concepts,” which is being run by the timid store assistant and wannabe philosopher, Jo Stockton. Jo thinks the fashion world is an utter joke. Maggie decides to use Jo but after the first picture, she is locked outside the shop to keep her from interrupting Maggie’s session. The crew leaves the store in complete disarray and Dick stays behind to help clean up.

Back at the offices of Quality magazine, Dick sees something in Jo’s face that is fresh and new and would be perfect for the newest campaign. They send for Jo, pretending they want to buy some books from her store. On arrival, they make her over and try to cut her hair. She is livid and hides in Dick’s darkroom where is working. When Dick talks about going to Paris, Jo becomes interested in the chance to see the philosopher teacher Professor Flostre and is coaxed into modelling for the magazine. Photo-shoot, after photo-shoot, Jo starts to fall in love with Dick. He eventually falls in love with her too.

It is hard to believe that this film was a disappointment at the box office, because it is cute, fun, clever, humorous, romantic and heartwarming. The are romantic songs like “How Long Has This Been Going On?” and “He Loves You and She Loves You” and fun numbers like, “Funny Face” and “Clap Yo’ Hands.” The choreography by Eugene Loring is random, creative and fun, which of course both Hepburn and Astaire dance perfectly. The costumes designed by Edith Head and Hubert de Givenchy are absolutely gorgeous and probably some of the most exquisite costumes in cinematic history, worn by one of the most beautiful women in film history. Every single article clothing is tailored perfectly for Audrey’s thin frame and she wears the pieces with such poise and elegance.

This film does focus a lot on Jo (Hepburn) as a model and they should’ve gave equal time to her modelling life and outside life, but they didn’t. Very little of this movie focuses outside the fashion life of Jo and the magazine. It has a lot of scenes where it shows Jo posing for Dick’s camera, so not a whole lot of acting is done by Hepburn, but she still does a wonderful job in her role. Fred Astaire is outstanding as photographer Dick Avery, although in real life he was 58 years old and Audrey was 28. It is said in the movie that Jo is young, but they never say how young, no ages are actually mentioned, not sure if ages are mentioned in the stage production or not. But you can tell Dick is much older than Jo, just by looking at the characters.

This is truly a wonderful film filled with love, fashion, music and dance in two of the most breathtaking cities on earth, New York City, New York and Paris, France. Why this film received mixed reviews is beyond me, as find this to be a masterpiece of cinematic art. A few scenes are slow and yes it does spend much of the time on her photo-shoots and fashion shows, but it is still a fantastic movie. Lovely, heartwarming and fun-filled until the end. 11+ 4/5