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Send Me No Flowers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall

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This is a hilarious story about Rock Hudson, who plays a hypochodriac married to extremely patient Doris Day.
He is determined that the pills and potions and organic foods that he takes will help him live longer, but he isn't very happy when his doctor tells him that he is healthy.
As he goes to take some pills, he overhears the doctor talking to another on the phone and tells of how one of his patients is dying in days and that it is better off if he doesn't know. George mistakenly thinks the doctor means him.
He tells his best friend of his imminent death and sends him into a tailspin where he spends the weekend drinking himself into a stupor and attempting to write a eulogy to his "dying" friend George.
In the meantime, he doesn't tell his wife at first so she finds his behaviour quite odd. When he finally tells her, she is all sympathy and understanding. They spend as much time as they can together.
All is fine until she sees her husband being kissed by a neighbour who is going through a divorce and thanks to George, just escaped from the clutches of the local lothario. She assumes that his "death" is just a cover-up for his cheating.....but he convinces her that he is faithful to her. Then he proceeds to look for a future husband for her after he is gone.
The night before they plan on going to get a second opinion about his diagnosis, his doctor returns from a fishing trip and lets it slip that George is fine and isn't dying.
She is furious, but manages to throw him and all his medicines out of the house. She decides to get a divorce and on her way out of town, he follows her and tells her that he wasn't cheating on her and that he really thought he was dying. The ending is of course happy.
This movie was one of the many wonderful pairings between Day and Hudson. Their chemistry is good and they geniunely enjoy working together. This film is very funny with very funny scenes, like Doris Day getting locked out of the house in her nightgown, George going to the funeral director who helps him chose his final home and the scene in which poor dying George's precious medicines are being thrown out the window. Definitely a classic!
The review of this Movie prepared by Jennifer








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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   adults acting eccentric Lover is...    -   physically ill or deformed

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   None

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