Wednesday, February 24, 2010

365 Movies: Come September Review

Come September stars Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, and Walter Slezak in this 1961 film. The film is about wealthy Robert Talbot(Hudson) who goes to his villa in Italy every September on vacation. Robert wants to surprise his honey, so he comes to two months earlier. Only one problem, his supposed "devoted" and "loyal" servant Maurice(Slezak) has made the villa into a hotel, while Robert's away. Robert is fumed and angry with Maurice and wants him to leave. Another problem arises though, there are people staying at the villa and Maurice comes up with a bogus story about Robert being a little crazy. One of the guests, is a young college student, Sandy who tries to "help" Robert with his "problems". At first, Robert hates her and the rest of the girls but when more people invade his life, he grows a fondness for her. It's a delightfully fun movie and I could easily see myself watching this movie again. There was problem I had with it-Rock Hudson. To me, I think he was quite wooden and he was only good at playing the same type of roles from "Pillow Talk" to "Giant". I just feel he delivers the same thing, each and every time. As for the other actors, I adored them. Gina is always so lovely and she's exceptionally funny as well in this movie. And seriously, how much cuter could Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee get? Honestly, they were the best part of the movie, along with Gina. Walter was hilarious as the daffy servant. A good film that will have you smiling from all of the cuteness!

Review for Tomorrow: Operation Petticoat


Millie said...

How did I miss this?!?!


I'm so happy you liked it!

Sally said...

I loved this movie! So cute! It was the first Bobby and Sandra film I'd seen and I really love them. I'll have to rewatch it soon. Great post!

Stephanie said...

I have to disagree with this review. I think Rock Hudson was phenomenal in the film. Definitely worth a watch!