Born Yesterday: "DOUBLE NEGATIVE!" — 3 years ago
I really enjoyed Born Yesterday. Sure, the performances are broad, but the comedy is subtler than you would expect from the performances. Not that the performances are bad: some of them are terrific, Judy Holiday in particular.
Iâ€™ve read somewhere that the story is pro-Socialist and anti-Capitalist, and while Iâ€™ll admit that there are leanings that way, I donâ€™t think that makes it a bad story: sure, the loudmouth lout boyfriend is a businessman, but the way he acts and talks about himself, it becomes fairly apparent that he is a â€œlegitimate businessman,â€ if you know what Iâ€™m saying. William Holden doesnâ€™t have that much to do but he does it well. And Judy Holiday was awesome, which Iâ€™ve said before but it bears repeating. At the beginning you might find some of the characters unlikeable and hard to watch, but I think this is definitely worth watching.