Sunday, November 01, 2009

Movie review: Auntie Mame

Flamboyant, avant-garde Mame becomes the guardian of ten-year-old nephew Patrick. The movie follows highlights of twenty years together, from Patrick's arrival in 1928, their financial struggle after the stock market crash to Patrick's eventual marriage and then a son age 10.

The movie really is more about Auntie Mame and her larger-than-life life. At one point, Mame says "Life is a banquet, and most poor saps are starving!" It's this line that makes AFI's 100 Movies, 100 Lines list.

I had no interest in watching this movie and only watched it because it was on the AFI list. This was another of many pleasant surprises I've discovered while doing these lists.

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