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‘How to Marry a Millionaire’: A Movie Review

How to marry a millionaire

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Disclaimer: This is not a review full of spoilers. Here I will only offer my thoughts and recommend it based on certain criteria. You must watch the movie for yourself and enjoy it in all of its pure, unfiltered, brand new glory.

Because I’m a sucker for old films (even in technicolor) and all things Marilyn Monroe, I decided to watch How to Marry a Millionaire in January (in a futile attempt to distract myself from my master detox that failed miserably). So I signed onto my Netflix account and hit play! Yes, I know this post is delayed. I just found it in the recesses of my drafts folder.

All things considered, I really liked and enjoyed How to Marry a Millionaire. As expected, the lead actresses were all quirky, cute and lovable. The scenery, both the grand apartments and streets of New York, was absolutely charming and beautiful. The colors themselves were bright and stunning, keeping me engaged the whole time. The banter was witty and the ending offered an unexpected twist.

However, I will be 100% honest here and say that I was slightly disappointed, or underwhelmed. I know it’s a favorite of Mariah Carey and an old friend of mine, so I expected it to be a wonderful classic film I’d fall in love with. But it wasn’t. At times I found the acting hackneyed and cheesy, and for the most part, thought the plot left much to be desired. I wanted more from the film, but didn’t get it.

If you’ve seen How to Marry a Millionaire, please let me know your thoughts below! Or if you have any recommendations for old films, comment as well!

Name: How to Marry a Millionaire

Year: 1953

Actors: Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable, Rory Calhoun

Rating: 3.5/5

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