Sunday, December 27, 2009
The Public Enemy
I finally saw it! The Public Enemy with James Cagney and Jean Harlow. What a snore of a movie! I was bored out of my wits and couldn't wait for it to be over. I thought it was a drag and the story was lifeless. Not even my dear Jean Harlow could save this film for me. I love her, but her acting was pretty bad. Oy!
I think the only thing about this movie that made my eyes light up was this gorgeous coat dress that a gal wears to the speak easy!
I never found Cagney to be a good looking man -- and even still I have a hard time being attracted to him, but recently a friend pointed something out about him that does have me looking at him slightly differntly... with a bit of a tingle if you will. Cagney always looks as though he has a perverted thought about you in his head. His eyes gaze like he is thinking dirty things. In a conquering sort of way, not a desperation sort of way. I like that...
I wish I could have more to say about this flick, but I found it to be too boring for me to even slag off. I found the documentries in the special features to be better than the film itself. I was an interesting idea that the movie was a message movie, but even trying to see it with 1930's eyes, I was still left feeling empty. I am glad, however, that I was able to watch it.
Posted by Lolita Haze