Adorable 60's comedy... — 7 years ago
This is a really sweet little film that is completely and thoroughly 60’s. It stars Walter Matthau as a dentist who is dating Goldie Hawn, a young free spirit. He’s told her that he’s married so he won’t have to marry her, but, when he decides he wants to marry her after all, he has to produce a wife. He turns to his faithful nurse, played by Ingrid Bergman (!), who has worked for him for ten years. Hawn’s character feels pity for Bergman, and events escalate to the point that the dentist is using one of his patients to play the role of his “wife’s” lover.
There’s some really witty dialogue in here, and Goldie Hawn, in her first movie role, is irrepressibly adorable. Ingrid Bergman also gives a fabulous performance, once you get over the shock of seeing her in something that isn’t Casablanca, looking almost matronly. (But, at age fifty-four, still beautiful.) Walter Matthau also gives a great performance as the sneaky but loveable dentist, and there are a couple of scenes in a dance club that are too great for words.