Georgy Girl (1966)


“No matter what I try… God’s always got a custard pie up his sleeve.” – Georgy

Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Dec 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A young woman living is London comes of age and must deal with being pursued by two married men; her father’s employer and her roommate’s husband.

My Take on it – This is yet another film that I knew absolutely nothing about besides the fact that it had two actors nominated for Oscars for their performances.

The premise is quite intriguing and they manage to give us some interesting ideas along the way.

The characters might all be quite superficial in their outlooks on life and love but the main character of Georgy (played by Lynn Redgrave) stands out among them because she knows that she wants much more from life even if she doesn’t know what that actually is.

Both Redgrave and James Mason were nominated for Oscars for their performances here but neither managed to win.

This film is a stark look at life in the 1960’s at the start of the feminist movement and they do a nice job of making the characters all quite confused about what that truly means to them and their lives.

The way that each of the various character view Georgy herself actually says it all here because it is clear that they are not yet willing to accept the new ways that the world has begun to change despite the fact that they must find a way to flow with it regardless.

Bottom Line – Interesting idea that brings forth some very intriguing ideas. The characters might all be superficial in their outlooks on love and life but only Georgy seems interesting in something more than that even if she doesn’t quite know what that is.  Redgrave and Mason were both nominated for Oscars for their roles here, but neither managed to win.  This film is a look at life in the 60’s at the beginning of the idea of feminism, yet still keeps the characters confused as to what that truly means to them.  The way that the various male characters view Georgy says it all because they are not yet willing to accept that the way of the world is changing even though it’s quite clear that it has. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Lynn Redgrave’s Best Actress Oscar nomination for this movie coincided with sister Vanessa’s similar nomination for Morgan! (1966). Such a coincidence had occurred only once before when sisters Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland, respectively vied for the Best Actress Oscar for Suspicion (1941) and Hold Back the Dawn (1941). Fontaine was the only winner of the four actresses in this particular curiosity. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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