Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A New Leaf...


This is a favorite movie of mine. I seem to be the only person who thinks it's hilarious. I love Walter Matthau and his adorable droopy dog face and how he plays irritated. It's so funny.
This movie is about a guy who has a trust fund which would live forever if he would just spend $90,000 a year, and this was a long time ago, but he insists on spending $200,000 a year and so he loses his capital, his... He loses all his money. He becomes poor. Suicide seems the only option... until his butler explains to him that as an alternative to suicide, marriage might be considered.
You will not enjoy this movie if you take any of it seriously. It is dry and very subtle in places but funnier to me every time.

4 comments:

Mother Goose said...

That sounds so funny. I'm going to add it to my netflix list :)
Suicide or Marriage... hmmmmm.
ha!!

Lindsey said...

I'm excited to see this! I love WM. And I've never heard of this movie before. But, I think we have the same taste in shows/movies, so I know I'm going to love it.

love.boxes said...

If either of you end up watching it, please let me know what you think!?!

Lilli said...

I've never seen this one, but I'm a big fan of Elaine May. We used to have an album of her and Mike Nichols doing comedy skits that were absolutely hilarious :)