Title: What's Up, Doc?
Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Original Release: 1972
My Overall Rating: 4 stars out of 5
All of the actors - including a young Randy Quaid - are at the top of their games. But then, acting's easy when the writing is this good. Bogdanovich's best films are dependable in that regard - What's Up, Doc? was the first movie after his masterpiece, The Last Picture Show, one of my favorites. The wit is sharp and quick, maintaining a fast clip throughout. Out loud guffaws abound. My favorite scene finds Howard, Judy and their formal dinner companions merrily chatting underneath their table.
My first consideration in choosing between a 3 and a 4 rating for a film is whether or not I think it would hold up to a repeat viewing. I wasn't entirely sure about What's Up, Doc? but once it was over, I found myself hoping it would become part of our regular family rotation. If I were to watch again, I'd want to follow the movement of the bags more closely. I thought that story would end differently.
Great movie, Birgit! Thanks for adding it to the mix.
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