Sunday, February 3, 2008
State of the Union
There has to be a worst Tracy/Hepburn movie, and this is it. When Frank Capra decides to make a movie that is talky and preachy, he doesn't do halfway. No, he goes full bore, in every sense of the word. I fell asleep on the couch several times, and every time I woke up, there was Tracy again, giving another speech. The defining moment of this movie was when Hepburn makes Tracy sleep on the floor; he responds by laying down and giving another speech, which, of course, brings a tear to her eye.