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The Hudsucker Proxy?

I see that it bombed when it came out and that critics panned it as empty and soulless and I wonder what planet everybody is from.  The thing is charming and hilarious. The script kills me.  Tim Robbins is the perfect decent doofus.  Jennifer Jason Leigh nails the tough and smart girl reporter who is Rosalind Russell/Katherine Hepburn/Barbara Stanwyck rolled into one.  It’s just a hilariously odd movied.  You can see it on Amazon Prime for free.  Anybody who loves a screwball comedy should love this movie.

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  • bear

    Actually, I enjoyed the Huducker Proxy myself. So you’re not alone.

  • Dave G.

    I’ve never seen it. I’ve meant to over the years, just never got around to it.

  • Evan

    I’ve always thought THE HUDSUCKER PROXY was one of the Coens’ best films, and I never understood why it’s rated so poorly.

    I think Jeffrey Overstreet likes it quite a bit.

  • I remember liking it and I disagree with you a fair amount. It’s been awhile since I saw it, but I remember it as pretty good at evoking art-deco and fast-talking screwball type comedy. Or something. Anyway I remember liking it.

  • Matthew Tyson

    I absolutely love that movie

  • Mark S. (not for Shea)

    My wife and I love it. Every time I catch her rolling her eyes at something I’ve said, a good comeback is always, “Hey! Would an idiot think of … THIS?”

  • phillmgab

    Love that movie

  • Diana

    I like it too, Mark. But, since I also very much enjoyed “A Very Brady Sequel” (the first Brady Bunch movie tried too hard) I’m not sure that’s much comfort to you.

  • Katherine Barron

    Mac Barron loves this movie. Frequently at our house when one person is bringing up some ironic thing someone said that person will add, “Your words, Norville. Not mine.”

  • Love it. I tend to like good, literary stories in movies and will overlook mere things like camera angles and kind and degree of gratuitous detonations, though. So take my movie opinions very lightly. 🙂

  • You know, for kids!

  • It’s been on my top-5 movies list since it came out.

    • chezami

      One more reason I like the cut of your jib.

  • Chesire11

    I’ve seen a couple of chunks of it, and very much enjoyed what I saw of it. It looked like one of the Coens’ better films, though my favorite remains the very much underrated “Miller’s Crossing.”

  • sharon autenrieth

    We love “The Hudsucker Proxy” at our house, and the terms “sure, sure’ and “You know – for kids!” entered our usage as soon as my husband and I saw it years and years ago. You are not alone.