Sorry I have not blogged in forever! Wedding planning and work have taken up all my time! This blog is WELL overdue but here it goes!
Today I am going to be reviewing an old classic, and this film is one I have always enjoyed. The movie of choice is 1950’s HARVEY staring James Stewart!
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane – but he may be wiser than anyone knows.
This classic film is 67 years old, and is still enjoyed by many today. The gentle but somewhat whimsical plot is a way to stay engaged and keep a smile on your face.
Now, there are a few things to this movie that I do not like and would NOT be accepted in today’s society. I’ll talk about that later though.
The things I love about this movie are the following.
1: James Stewart is the lead of this film. He was such a soft spoken actor that had the ability to make people laugh or cry in the blink of an eye. He was so talented that no matter the role he was able to make you apart of the film.
2: The film keeps you wondering. At first you think that the main character (Elwood P. Dowd) is crazy, then you think he is telling the truth. You don’t find out which is true until the end of the film.
3: This really isn’t a perk but I just think it’s really funny. The rabbit, Harvey, is described as a six foot tall rabbit. In the film you always see James Stewart looking up while he is supposedly talking to him. The funny thing is that James Stewart was SIX FOOT AND FOUR INCHES! That is FOUR inches taller than the rabbit! He wouldn’t be looking up to him at all hahaha!
4: All of the characters are fun and I love them all.
Now the bad. This is really the only thing I do not like about this movie and that is the one VERY rapey character that treats women like objects. This character openly treats women poorly and touches them whenever and wherever he want. Example, when this character first meets certain female character, he corners her into a wall, and starts flirting and calling her “Honey”. After she takes a liking to him they start to walk into the kitchen and as the woman walks in front of him, you see him look at her butt and raise his hand as if he was about to slap it. They walk off the screen and you hear a slapping noise, and the woman screams.
What? That is NOT okay and if that was something that happened in a movie now all women would be hating on that scene.
Overall I love this movie. I watch it multiple times a year and I encourage all to see this film.
I am giving this movie 8.5/10 Tacos!
Until next time! Share the love and share a taco!