We use the word charisma, but I not sure what that means or how to define it. Ebert singles out Tomei's performance as particularly noteworthy. Peter spies on them until Damon makes unwelcome sexual advances on Faith. Laura - Wedding Rehearsal Guest uncredited. Never mind that director Norman Jewison's previous hit comedy, Moonstruck, didn't quite fit the mold.
I need to watch this one again! Marshall is the head of a car company, about to be married to a conniving bitch, who gets fed up and walks out of everything. Giovanni agrees to drive the three Americans there. Member of Board of Directors uncredited. What more do you want? The airport staff delays the flight until Faith can board. After being hired by gangster Mike Leo Carrillo , Jim and Joan begin to fall for each other, causing Jim to question his upcoming marriage to socialite Evelyn Frieda Inescort. Then he reveals that his actual name is Peter Wright, so she angrily leaves him and prepares to fly back home.
The Leo Carrillo character, in particular, was fun and unpredictable. The film is 72 minutes long. When Arthur becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son. Damon asks Faith if she loves Peter. Casting is 90% of any movie and the casting for this one is perfect. With the movie on my mind, I pulled it off the shelf to watch again tonight.
You were absolutely, unbelievably magnificent. She became an acting teacher, first at Vassar where one of her students was, supposedly, Meryl Streep , and later at the University of North Carolina, and finally retired to a reclusive life in Carmel, California where she steadfastly refused to do any kind of publicity or interview. Can anybody guess whether or not they fall in love? Member of Board of Directors uncredited. We watched If Only You Could Cook the other night. Filming locations also included the Hotel Le Sirenuse at via Cristoforo Colombo in Positano where they meet Billy Zane's character at the pool and the in Venice. I'm generally a fan of short, fast-paced movies but I actually wished this film were a bit longer to further develop the Marshall-Arthur relationship. Many actresses and even some actors throw up from fear before a stage performance, but I have never heard of any other actor who threw up from fear before filming on a sound stage.
I really like this movie! It has to do with talent, but it is not talent. I was amazed to realize that it was five years ago this week when I saw it for the first time. He meets Arthur on a park bench. Growing up in Greenville, Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, Arthur. These actions have, to me, all the earmarks of a very vulnerable person, and I believe it was that quality underlying the raspy wisecracks and the niceness that made her so…well, okay, charismatic.
Arthur and Marshall were good together, which on the face of it, shouldn't be the case, as you noted. Member of Board of Directors uncredited. Flower Girl at Wedding uncredited. Their plane then flies into the sun. At the information desk they finally meet Damon, who is not especially handsome.
But instead of basking in the glow of congratulations, he stormed into his dressing room and slammed the door. One wouldn't necessarily think of Marshall as the leading man in a comedy, but he was wonderful and had excellent chemistry with Arthur. You want to take her in your arms and kiss her, but you want to say the things that will be a natural set-up for one her quips. Bonnie Hunt brings regret, rage and wit to the role of the underappreciated wife, who despite pie in her eye and a willing Latin lover boy, remains faithful to her husband in Pittsburgh. Even at the height of her success she was as reclusive as Garbo.
He hasn't told Faith the truth because he has been afraid she would never speak to him again. On the other hand, of course, some are actually fools enough to believe their own press and think they really are special when in reality they are, at their best, dreary, and frequently loathsome. Justice of the Peace uncredited. The gorgeous photography and the crystal clarity of the images make widescreen viewing a must. Bill - New York Cop uncredited. Joan Jean Arthur is scanning the want ads on a park bench when a rather dejected man, Jim Herbert Marshall , sits down next to her. She realizes that she does and rushes to join Peter on his plane.
She was sexy, but not nearly as obviously or as much so as many others. But in 1935, when she was just beginning to come into her own in terms of ability, fame, success, recognition, she manages to be the reason to watch If Only You Could Cook. Determined to meet him, Faith follows his trail with her sister-in-law, Kate, from through Venice and the Italian countryside to a street-side restaurant in , but they never quite catch up with him. She walked out on two more Broadway plays, unable to stand the extreme stage fright, and finally walked out on her career. But what made her so singular was the combination of beauty, talent, sex appeal, charm, the voice, all of it masking a tremendous vulnerability and fragility. Or remember Clark Gable and Sophia Loren in It Happened in Naples? When she describes the difficulties of getting a job as a cook by herself, Jim agrees to help by posing as her butler husband. Not even in the heyday of Al Capone were mobsters that brazen or that stupid.
France, 2010 When Jacques Tati died in 1982 he had directed only 5 feature films in a career spanning more than 40 years as actor, writer, producer and director. When his board of directors votes down a new, revolutionary line of cars that he wants to adopt, Jim walks out on his company and his social obligations to re-think his future. It has Leo Carrillo looking and sounding as if he were doing an imitation of himself, and the great Lionel Stander with his voice like a cement mixer in need of new ball bearings. She was talented, but so were many others. At a posh hotel Faith meets Damon, a good-looking playboy, and invites him to dinner. Lefty - Rossini's Driver uncredited.