The Lucy & Desi Collection
May 11, 2006
Rated: NR Runtime: 310 min Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Let me start by pointing out that watching this many chick flicks in one sitting was not an easy thing to do but, my readers need to know the facts so I just pressed on untilt he end. Hey I ‘m dedicated, what can I say.
This set of DVD’s is a collection of 3 movies that starred Lucille Ball and her Ex-Husband Desi Arnaz. The sound and video quality are surprisingly good for these films after all these years, and the story of one of them was actually entertaining to me. I can’t say that about all of them (I hate musicals, I don’t know how to say it any more positively than that so I am not even gonna try) but if you are looking for a good gift for Mom this Mother’s Day season, this is a very good choice if she’s a Lucy fan. Enuff’ pre-reqs let’s get to the individual reviews.
Film 1 is my personal favorite, The Long, Long Trailer (1956): A pretty funny tale about a pair of newlyweds named Tacy and Nicky and their cross country honeymoon. Nicky (Arnaz) suggests that the couple spend their honeymoon in their new home, a long, long trailer – no joke needed – where wackiness runs amok at every turn (pun unintentional). The best moment comes during a cooking scene with Tacy (Ball) while driving through a curvy mountain pass. I can say for a fact that this particular movie is a must have for any Lucy fan in your life, including a MFG man… The chick flick moments are kept to a minimum so it’s acceptable to add to your collection and shouldn’t cause your scrote to shrivel just for owning it. I say shouldn’t but it’s up to you how much emotion you put into it. If you go too far, all bets are off and don’t blame me.
Film’s 2 and 3 are Forever Darling and Too many Girls. Forever Darling (1956): Is the story of a married couple (Lucy and Desi, duh!) and the decision to stay home, or spend a year in the woods testing a new insecticide that hubby has created for his chemical company, while wifey talks to a ghost only she can see. You can guess how it ends or if you can’t, just look at it as me not robbing you of the joy of discovery that awaits you. I didn’t hate this one but I did roll my eyes a lot when they made those squish face kisses… Just wierd!
3rd and the most painful (sorry WB) was the 1940 feature Too Many Girls: This is the film that Desi and Lucy met and fell in love (aw, how precious), even though they only share a few minutes of screen time. The movie is about a rich girl from back east and a group of football players that have been hired to protect her…. blah, blah blah. They sing so I hated it! I apologize if I have offended anyone but honesty is the best policy and in case you are under some misguided illusion about this site, there was no way a musical was going to get a fair shot so take my opinion and move on.
These films are not for the man in the house but the lady in your life (the one who wiped your arse) will love you forever if you buy this collection FOR HER. Keep saying it and it will sink in. These films are for her not for you!
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