Some Like It Hot Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Some Like It Hot

Joe and Jerry are musicians who have no money. They witness a murder and the mob is after them, so they decide to dress as women and join a women's band heading for a gig on the beach. They become "Josephine" and "Daphne," respectively. There they meet Sugar, played by Marilyn Monroe. Joe falls in love with her and does his best Cary Grant imitation to woo her. "Daphne," meanwhile, is pursued by an dirty old billionaire who finds "her" attractive.
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The review of this Movie prepared by janie

When Chicago down and out musicians Joe (Curtis) and Jerry(Lemmon) witness a mob shooting, they escape to Florida, in an all-girls Jjzz band! Disguised as Josephine and Daphne, they both fall for Sugar (Monroe), the sexy ukulele player/singer of the group. While in Florida, Joe takes on another identity, a bachlor Shell Oil Millonaire, and the man of Sugar's dream. While they start to fall in love on his "yacht," an old "playboy" millonaire has decided to court Daphne.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jordan

Joe and Jerry are musicians trying to make a living taking many jobs throughout Chicago. When they witness a mob hit, they dress up as women and join a women's jazz band headed for Miami. In the band, they meet Sugar, a girl trying to find a nice millionaire to marry. Joe then decides to dress as a millionaire to impress her, but this doesn't impress Jerry who has a real millionaire going after him. When the mob arrives in Miami, madcap mayhem ensures.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

Billy Wilder outshoots himself in this classic black and white comedy for all time!
In “Some Like It Hot,” Marilyn Monroe trumps all suits and leads this frolicking (some say
“gender bender”) movie on a rampage of success. Marilyn, a ukelele-playing singer of a
band, is joined by Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, who are fleeing the wrath of the
Chicago mob. They design a clever plan: disguise themselves as Josephine and Daphne
and join and all-female jazz band! Marilyn, of course, plays Marilyn--no disguises needed
here! What Wilder does is combine sophisticated comedy with elements of sheer slapstick,
and comes out a winner. The American Film Institute this film its highest rating, and well
deserved. This two-hour misadventure is no drag and no true movie buff will miss this one!

The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs

How ironic that a nearly perfect film should end with the words "Nobody's perfect!" Not only one of the best comedies ever made, but one of the best movies ever made, period, this 1959 classic features the sparkling dialogue of Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond and a dynamite cast under Wilder's direction. The year is 1929. Two jazz musicians accidentally witness a St. Valentine's Day Massacre in a Chicago garage and take it on the lam from the gangsters by posing as women and joining an all-ladies' jazz band on its way to a two-week gig in Miami. Marilyn Monroe is the singer. Tony Curtis, the saxophone-playing ladies man, immediately starts romancing Monroe, while Lemmon -- the pessimistic bass player -- gets hit on by an eccentric millionaire who won't take no for an answer. Lemmon has never been better, the spotty Curtis is wonderful spoofing Cary Grant, and Monroe does all right. George Raft plays a gangster boss totally straight, and Joe E. Brown is delightful as the eccentric millionaire Osgood Fielding III.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Script Analysis of Some Like It Hot

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   s/he is a he/she How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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