Movie Monday- I Love You Alice B. Tolklas

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I think the “special” brownies hippie girl made Harold might have been the turning point.

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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.”

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Take it for what it’s worth, my friends. I’ve decided that I’m going to share most of the movies I watch on Netflix, so there ya have it! :)

3 Responses

  1. Koree says:

    hey, amanda! i tagged you on my blog for a fun question/answer game. let me know if you decide to play along! :)
    http://koreeunveiled.blogspot.com/2010/06/oh-baby-ive-been-tagged.html

  2. Sue says:

    I’m a huge Peter Seller’s fan and this is definitely one of my favorite of his films. That scene where he is with his parents eating the ‘special’ brownies had me in hysterics. Many folks can relate to his character, (I know I did), and how he felt that “other” people were forcing him to lead a life that he was not quite sure of himself. There was lots of pressure from his friends and family to live his life a certain way. The ending was great though, where Harold is finally free to make his own decision about his life. Definitely ended on a positive note (at least that was how I saw it).
    If you liked this film I would highly recommend watching ‘The Party’, which I think is one of Peter’s funniest films.

  3. hannah says:

    while looking at apartment therapy i came across a photo which may just look very familiar to you…
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    :)