Thursday, May 27, 2010

365 Movies: Just this Once Review

Just this Once stars Janet Leigh, Peter Lawford, and Lewis Stone in this 1952 film. Lucy Duncan(Leigh) is a very career oriented girl, and when she is hired to keep a money happy man in place, she is on for a wild ride. Her client, Mark Maclene(Lawford) is a ladies man, who doesn't care about much in the world, except for girls and spending his money. Annoyed with his behavior, Lucy sets it upon herself to stop him from spending so much, but not at all, realizing that he has a few tricks up his sleeves. It really attempts to be a witty comedy, but fails pretty badly. It's really hard to picture Janet Leigh as a lawyer, and in this, it just doesn't work for her. I'm not a huge fan of hers, so I really wish they had cast someone else in the role of Lucy. I thought Peter, was so charmingly fun and witty, and he was the best part of this movie. Richard Anderson, who plays Lucy's fiancé is pretty funny. I feel that this movie, didn't really develop a bond between the two main characters, and that there wasn't much chemistry there.

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1 comment:

Artman2112 said...

never saw the film but i own that poster :)