In my attempt to have a more prolific repertoire of Oscar Nominated Films, I have taken it upon myself to watch 90 new Best Picture Nominees that I’ve never seen before between 5 Dec 2017 and The 90th Annual Oscars on 4 Mar 2018.
Here is my 40th review of the 90 chosen Films…
Number of Times Seen – 1 (10 Jan 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A young French heiress stows away on a ship to America in order to avoid an arranged marriage.
My Take on it – This film is a love story about two people from complete opposite walks of life meet and try not to fall in love with one another.
The story itself is a bit intriguing despite the fact that much of it is very hard to believe.
The most unbelievable aspect of this all is how these two people would meet and fall in love under the circumstances presented.
The songs are fun to listen to but they don’t help this film feel any better than average.
The songs also help give us a better understanding as to what was happening during the time this film takes place.
The story itself is drawn out too much and due to the implausibility of it all, this film loses any minimal feeling of realism.
This film was nominated for two Oscars; Best Picture and Best Sound (which it ended up winning.)
This is a fine musical, but nothing really stands out here.
Bottom Line – Interesting story that tells of a very unlikely kind of romance yet parts of it work quite well. The songs are fun to listen to and quite telling of much of what was happening during that time. The story seems a bit too drawn out tho and seems so implausible that it also loses any minimal feeling of realism.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Reportedly, some controversy arose over the inclusion of the song “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life” in the film because it was known by many to be the theme song of Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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