Although I've only seen four of his movies, I know enough that Billy Wilder is a skilled director. I've seen his two Best Picture winners (The Lost Weekend, The Apartment), a film noir (Sunset Boulevard) and his best comedy (Some Like It Hot), the latter I shall be reviewing.
Musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) are both down on their luck. They accidently witness a gang shooting and, to evade the gangsters, pose as women under the aliases of Josephine (Joe) and Daphne (Jerry) and join an all-girl band. However, band member Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) catches Joe's eye and Jerry catches the eye of aging millionaire Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown).
I have only one thing to say about Some Like It Hot: it's HILARIOUS. I mean, great performances, smart dialogue and the best closing line in movie history makes Some Like It Hot what it is: a classic that gets better with age.
My Rating: *****