Thursday, July 7, 2011
We all know that Julie Andrews can belt a tune. And from Victor Victoria, we also learn that she has wonderful comedic timing. She may not be very convincing as a man appearance wise but when it comes to singing, there's no contest.
The three major supporting actors caught my eye. James Garner has the right mixture of charm and humor. Robert Preston cracked me up with his character's flamboyant nature, as noted in the final scene. Lesley Ann Warren felt, to me, like a dumb blonde a la Marilyn Monroe with a Judy Holliday-like voice, and it works.
Oh my God, you can tell that this is a Blake Edwards movie just from the jokes in it. But you have to admit that Victor Victoria is funny as hell. Not as funny as Some Like It Hot, but very close to.
My Rating: *****