Please Don't Eat the Daisies Movie Review Summary

Actors: Doris Day, David Niven, Janis Paige

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The Mackays are a Manhattan couple going into different directions in life. Lawrence Mackay is a former unsuccessful playwright and drama teacher who took on a job as a professional critic for one of the biggest newspapers in the city. His first job is to review a former friend Alfred North's new television show and the show star, diva Deborah Vaughn.
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The television show is a absolute failure according to his review but as a critic he is getting rave reviews for his opinion. While this may look like a bright start for the new critic, wife Katie wants to move the family and their four monstorous children to the country for a much quieter and settled life, which can be for the best for their rowdy sons. This poses a problem for Lawrence as he have to commute daily between the city and country but easily chooses the city to stay commited with his job.

After his frank review of North's show it leaves North unhappy, considering Lawrence was once a good friend to him but devastation to the demanding Vaughn who orders Lawrence to correct his opinions on her acting ability. But the family man seems to spend more time with Vaughn than his wife out with her at late night parties-not that he is doing anything that could jeopardize their marriage but Katie think otherwise. With marital problems under surface and Katie suspecting infidelity on Lawrence's part while Vaughn seductively tries to sway Lawrence views of her show for a more positive one.

The review of this Movie prepared by Alicia M.

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Comedy or Parody about    -   married couple fighting How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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