Monday, April 5, 2010

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Find the connection between these names. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. If you guessed they're all famed actor pairings, you're right. I shall review the last movie the latter did together, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

Joanna "Joey" Drayton (Katharine Houghton) returns from a trip to Hawaii with her new fiance Dr. John Prentice (Sidney Poitier). Both are unsure of what their parents will think of their interracial relationship. Joey's mother Christina (Hepburn) approves, though her father Matt (Tracy) does not.

I really like it, but there was one thing that got on my nerves. It was the character of Joey. She's too damn perky. But apart from that, this is a very good movie. The performances from Poitier, Tracy and Hepburn are sensational.

My Rating: *****

1 comment:

  1. Joey IS annoying. I got tired just wanting her. The genteel Kate and the solid Spencer could never have made her.


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