Sunday, August 15, 2010
52. Irma la Douce (1963)
Shows you the kind of world we live in. Love is illegal - but not hate. That you can do anywhere, anytime, to anybody. But if you want a little warmth, a little tenderness, a shoulder to cry on, a smile to cuddle up with, you have to hide in dark corners, like a criminal. Pfui.
Billy Wilder directs Jack Lemmon saving Shirley MacLaine from herself once again (as in "The Apartment"). This time around the story isn't quite as groundbreaking, is much more exotic (MacLaine portrays a Parisian prostitute), and is probably a little funnier. If you enjoyed "The Apartment", I would suggest you check this out as a lighter, different take on a similar tune.