Saturday, June 26, 2010

Adam's Rib

DVD review from The Movie Snob

Adam's Rib (D-). This 1949 film stars Spencer Tracy (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and Katharine Hepburn (Bringing Up Baby) as Adam and Amanda Bonner, a blissfully married couple that happen to both be attorneys. Their marriage comes under heavy stress when Adam is assigned to prosecute a woman for shooting and wounding her unfaithful husband, and Amanda decides to represent the defendant as part of her crusade for equal rights for women. The movie is terrible. The tone shifts back and forth abruptly from serious to unfunny comedy, the courtroom scenes are ridiculous, and there are inexplicable boring stretches like when Adam and Amanda have a dinner party and show everyone a dull home movie about when they bought a farm in the country. Skip this one at all costs.


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