Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Reimagination of the Month

I can't think of a more enjoyable Cary Grant movie than Arsenic and Old Lace. I'm sure lots of you are probably screaming their disagreement right now. (While still more are probably asking... "Who's Cary Grant...?) Many would say that North by Northwest or An Affair to Remember or The Philadelphia Story are his best. But although they are all indeed lovely films, I enjoy this one the best. Cary Grant is just so great in his comedies, and I especially love this dark comedy. So I thought it would be great fun to give it a little bit of a spin.

Arsenic and Old Lace

The movie is about a man named Mortimer Bruster who works at a newspaper. He is also an author who is very outspoken against marriage. But as fate would have it (and the lovely Elaine Harper) we find him getting married at city hall in the very first scene. But now he needs to take a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts and his only family. While trying to break the news about his marriage, he also finds out his aunts' newest favorite pasttime; renting rooms out to lonely old men so that they may poison them and burying them in the cellar! It is such a fun movie and I highly recommend it.



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