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Really funny movie? I think so!


Hilarious movie this was and truly good acting all the way around. It's a pity this isn't rated higher than 7.4, in fact it's a down right shame this movie hasn't made the top 250. But that's just my opinion.

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Agreed 100%.

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I agree too.

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Love it! One of my favorites!!!

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i just watched it a few minutes ago for the first time. its soo funny. cary grant is hilarious. so is irene dunne. shes so clever and funny. this is my first cary grant movie and im in love lol. hes so funny.

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I know exactly how you feel. This was my first Cary Grant movie too and I fell in love with him and so far I have seen over 40 of his movies. I cannot get enough of this movie. I love him with Irene Dunne, they were so good together. I love the scenes where he sees her for the first time in seven years. They sure had chemistry!

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It wasn't my favorite Cary Grant movie. It started off great, but the Adam & Eve subplot didn't work for me. It got rather ridiculous at that point.

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This is only Cary Grant movie that I have yet to see that I didn't like. The first 35-45 minutes was great but all that jazz with Randolph Scott just irritated me.

"The Awful Truth" with the same battery is infinitely better although both movies have basically the same ending. My guess is that while filming My Favorite Wife, they forgot which film they were doing and had thought that were doing a remake of "the Awful Truth"

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all that jazz with Randolph Scott just irritated me.
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That's where it lost me, too. It would've been better if they made it more about her attempts to fit back into normal life, IMO. The crazy Adam/Eve subplot was just too much.

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yeah me too, that bit when he first sees her in the elevator kills me everytime. i cant decide if i like that or the bit where he gets out of the elevator later and just stares at her better.

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I love it too! I hope in the decade that has passed you hace caught up with "Topper," "I Was A Male War Bride," "She Done Him Wrong" and so many more!

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I think so too. One of the best!

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Irene Dunne was fabulous, but I thought that the plot was disappointing. I could not understand that if the second marriage would be annulled and they could pick up where they had left off, why Ellen would have to pull any tricks to get him back.

I couldn't understand how two young kids could go off into the mountains alone with some "strange" woman that they only known for a couple of days, and why it was so difficult to tell them that she was their mother.

Why would Nick need to go off on a 60-day cruise to think things out? Why would Ellen even mention divorce when he had just asked the judge for an annulment? What business did Berkett have to do with his bigamy case? What business did he have in the courtroom? Nick said that he hadn't had time to think about what to do with Burkett. If he was annulling his second marriage and he is going to remained married to Ellen, why would he need to think about Burkett?

Too many contrived points, which led to the scenes in the cabin, left me very disappointed.

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Yes on the contrivances! As well, how could the children not recognize their mother? We have to believe there were no photos ever taken of her?

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They weren't looking for their mother because she was "dead". They were not expecting to see their mother. Until they got to the cabin, they thought of her as dead. The idea that they would go away with some strange woman is what got me stumped.

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I really enjoyed this movie but also have to agree with plot disappointment. All through the movie I was struck with how casual and non-emotional, almost flippant, everyone acted upon the "dead" woman/wife's return.

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i've seen this film a couple times and have always found it hilarious. i quite agree with those who've said there's some brilliant chemistry between cary and dunne. tho the premise is unrealistic i found it a rather amusing situation. one of my favourite scenes is when grant is imagining "adam" swinging right above his head. always makes me laugh!

cheers.

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You can't beat the telephone line at the end where Grant says it's broken and it rings at that exact second. He says "It's fixed!", hilarious.

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1/3rd was ok. but the rest had some solid funny.



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Yes. Really.

Everything works well here to bring together fine elements of great comedy.

Irene reportedly has said that she was well-pleased with My Favorite Wife, and it show. Really

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