Some Like it Hot (1959) Film Review A+

DIRECTOR Billy Wilder
BOTTOM LINE: “Some Like It Hot “was only the second mainstream Hollywood movie (following Otto Preminger’s “The Moon is Blue” in 1953) NOT to be submitted to the Hays Office. Billy Wilder thought it did not stand a chance of getting approved without cuts. It was released unrated and became an instant smash hit.
Arguably the greatest comedy of all time, Wilder’s (with I.A.L. Diamond) classic screenplay has a gag every other minute, and the movie blesses us with one of the great comedic performances, Jack Lemon’s Jerry/Daphne. Lemon took his character to a place nobody had dared take one before. Jerry really believes that he is a woman. Even better, he has you feeling it. There is tremendous work from Curtis and Monroe as well. And Joe E. Brown, who delivers the film’s classic closing line.

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