Reviews: My Man Godfrey
All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people.
This movie is mad. Not in such an unrestrained way as some more recent films, but you can really feel the exasperation and bemusement of the few characters with any sense. It's truly hilarious, without the meanness of a lot of other films. The characters are very memorable and rather love-able in their own way. Godfrey and Mr Bullock are fantastic, Irene is like-able despite her overplayed Cloudcuckoolander nature and Cornellia might be my favourite of the lot, even during the start of the film. You've gotta love a well dressed snarky woman. This movie is a blast and leaves you with a WAFFY feeling when you're finished. It's a movie of its time and somehow that means it hasn't dated.