Sorry for being late...I am sicker than a dog and have been off work all this week. Throat, lung, nose and ear infection has clobbered me. I'm making this short and sweet and then back to the couch I go with my tablet. Head on over to Wandering Through The Shelves to see what the others have picked. You can always join in as well...every Thursday a topic has been chosen and you pick 3 films that work with that topic. Here are my 3.....
1. THE BIG STORE-1942
This is a Marx Brothers film...need I say more? Yes, it takes place in a store where an evil man wants to kill the owners of the store but the grand Dame Margaret Dumont doesn't trust this evil doer and hires an inept P.I., played by Groucho Marx to find out what is going on. The antics are great as well as Harpo's playing of the harp. If you love the Marx Brothers, you'll love this.
2. IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME-1949
This is a musical remake of the film "Shop Around The Corner" starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson. She is hired in a music store when she is able to sell an instrument at a higher price than what it was labeled as. She and the main seller, played by Johnson, dislike each other and are always at odds but, unbeknownst to them, are secret pen pals who love each other. You know how it ends....it is an MGM musical after all but it is sweet and it is nice to see Buster Keaten in a very small role. This was the first role of Liza Minnelli, playing the daughter of Judy and Van at the very end of the film.
3. BAD SANTA-2003
Ok, this is a Christmas film but a foul mouthed one that actually has some wholesome ideas in it....if you look hard enough:) if you don't like debauchery, bad language and bad taste, then don't watch this, me....I love it! Yes, I hold my head up high. It stars Billy Bob Thornton as a derelict, alcoholic, foul-mouthed, sex obsessed sad sack who works with a midget/dwarf playing Santa and his merry elf for department stores during the holidays. When they know enough money has been collected by the store, they break in and, due to Santa's nimble fingers, crack the safe and make off the with money. The latest store sees Thornton's Santa really lose all his self-respect, while romancing a woman with a Santa fetish and helping out a fat, sad kid deal with bullies while his dad is in prison, mom is dead and grandma, played by Cloris Leachman, is in dementia land. Whew...long sentence...anyway this is very funny in my book and this is the last film that stars John Ritter before he died. He and Billy Bob Thornton were great friends and often appeared in movies together.
What would be your 3 picks? Do you like the trailers or find it too long and prefer to just see the posters?