Friday, March 23, 2012
Movie Musings: GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE
Plays like a 1942 version of THE MONEY PIT.
Only not as funny. (Which is damning in and of itself)
Jack Benny is doing his radio shtick, which is funny enough as far as that goes.
But with two hours of endless dated sight gags, jokes on repeat and a structure completely devoid of any plot development, once you get past the setup, the film can leave you pretty cold, pretty quickly.
I loves me some Benny, but I've yet to find something he's done for the big screen that's as good as his radio work.