Friday, January 14, 2011

Magnificent Obsession

There's one decade of Hollywood I just adore: the 1950's. That was when, in my opinion, the really good movies were released.

After unwittingly being a factor in a town doctor's death, Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) tries to make amends with the doctor's widow Helen Phillips (Jane Wyman). When an accident leaves Helen blind, Bob fights to win her respect and her heart.

Although Magnificent Obsession is typical Douglas Sirk (*cough* melodrama *cough*), it's actually very well done. Hudson and Wyman have very good and convincing chemistry. The final minutes are a little on the soppy side, but I managed to like it. So guys, if you want a movie that'll have your girlfriend crying on your shoulder, Magnificent Obsession is that movie.

My Rating: ****1/2

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