Movie Monday- I Love You Alice B. Tolklas
If you know anything about Peter Sellers, you can expect this movie to be every bit as crazy and pointless as it actually is. I saw this film about 7 years ago and thought it was absolutely wonderful, so I was quite excited to watch it again last week. My reaction this time around? Meh.
I did appreciate the humor of a white collar middle class man stuck in a convenient yet loveless relationship with his secretary. The same man who finds his identity in his vehicle and is driven to take huffs from his inhaler when panic attacks loom near.
When Harold is stuck with a hippie-mobile for a ride and his brother’s hippie friend for an unexpected companion, life begins to change. He decides he doesn’t want to live his life simply to fulfill other’s wishes of him.
I think the “special” brownies hippie girl made Harold might have been the turning point.
But his hippie lifestyle is shot to pieces when the crazy, dumpy, high lifestyle of the hippies disrupts his home. As hippie girl would say, “It’s very unhip to say that you’re hip, Harold.”