A Review of "Bus Stop" — 4 years ago
Of course you watch this movie because of Marilyn Monroe. The cutesy idea of a brash cowboy seeing the world for the first time and deciding to get himself a girl (if she likes it or not) hasn’t really aged that well. The funniest moment was at the rodeo when they decided there wasn’t enough animal cruelty and made a monkey distract the bulls. I was shocked to find out that Don Murray (Beau) received an Oscar nomination for his performance. Really? 99% of his lines were delivered in a grating yell. Monroe does better, but I don’t think it is the highlight of her career. This was the first color film I had seen of Monroe, and I was shocked at how much make-up they poured on the girl. Honestly, I thought she looked very clownish – the yellow hair, white make-up, and red lips were distractingly unnatural. Not a complete bust, but I doubt it is many people’s favorite.