2015 Blind Spot Series: Bringing Up Baby


What I knew going in: It was another screwball comedy, and the director seems to think he mostly failed at it.

David (Cary Grant) is a paleontologist who is trying to secure a hefty donation for his museum, and also a missing dinosaur bone he needed to complete a skeleton. While out trying to impress the person who may be donating, he crosses paths with Susan (Katharine Hepburn) an irritating heiress who decides she loves him. She drags him into her shenanigans which involve a dog stealing his bone, and her pet leopard Baby escaping. 

 I had such a strange feeling while watching this. I could feel myself wanting to hate it, Susan is honestly the fucking worst. But I could never stop. It still had these very endearing moments despite me wanting to scream every now and then. 

Grant is always good, as is Hepburn. A lot seems to be made of her comedic timing in this film and how hard it was to get her to pull it off. I didn't notice, I thought it worked fine. It's hard not to love Grant, especially when he's playing such a charming idiot. The biggest question for me will be whether or not this film stays in my memory better than His Girl Friday did. 

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B-

Memorable Quote: "You tried it in the tail yesterday and it didn't fit." - Alice ( Virginia Walker)

10 comments:

  1. I enjoy this film quite a bit-the pure zaniness and all the character actors plus who doesn't love Grant in a (I'm assuming pink) frilly robe saying he feels "gay all of a sudden"

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    1. Hearing that surprised me. I haven't watched a lot of films from the 30's, but one thing I never noticed were gay jokes.

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  2. So...I need that memorable quote on a T-shirt, asap. Awesome.

    I don't really dip my toes into classic cinema too often, but this sounds decent enough. Great post!

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    1. Thank you! I such at classic cinema too. If it weren't for the Blind Spot series, I wouldn't see shit.

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  3. Awesome quote. Still need to see this. I'm way behind on my Cary Grant. Great review.

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    1. So am I. I'm way behind on his filmography too.

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  4. Haha, I love this film, but I'm a sucker for screwball comedies. :)

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    1. I can see their appeal. It's nice to watch something fun every once and awhile.

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