Auntie Mame

Auntie Mame

DVD - 2002
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"Ten-year old orphan Patrick Dennis has come to live with his nearest relative and in the high times ahead, he's not going to believe his luck. Nor will you, because Patrick's relation is played by one of Hollywood's greatest dames. Reprising her Broadway triumph, Rosalind Russell won her fourth Oscar nomination and third Golden Globe Award as the marvelous madcap who lives life to the hilt. Auntie Mame brings to bubbly life the mayhem Mame and her cronies create while guiding Patrick's fortunes. 'Life is a banquet,' Mame says, 'and most poor suckers are starving to death!' With wit, style and a seasoned cast to dish humor and heart with gusto, Auntie Mame is a full course meal of entertainment magic."--Container.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, 2002
Branch Call Number: DVD AUN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (143 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm


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Nov 02, 2019

I saw the last part of the move, it was OK.

Apr 02, 2019

A funny, fun movie and an excellent performance by Rosalind Russell, but watching this after seeing the musical version is a bit of a letdown. This is a show where the music really enhanced the development of the characters, and some scenes (like the Christmas scene) practically begged for their musical numbers.

Feb 04, 2018

(*Movie quote*) - "Life's a banquet and most poor suckers out there are starving to death."

Oscar-nominated actress, Rosalind Russell, as title character (Auntie) Mame Dennis, puts in an absolutely wild and wonderful tour-de-force performance (that you are sure gonna enjoy).

Without a doubt, Auntie Mame, released in 1958, has got to be one of the funniest and most enjoyable comedies of that era. The cast is first-rate, the story well-crafted, the characters interesting, and, best of all, the dialogue is utterly hilarious, featuring some of the best one-liners that you're ever going to hear.

Set in NYC during the height of the Roaring 20s - Mame Dennis, a wealthy, unconventional, individualistic socialite, suddenly finds herself in the rather awkward position of having to raise her 10 year-old nephew, Patrick, after her brother (whose son Patrick was) dies and requests in his will (under specific conditions) that Mame take over with the rearing of the boy.

Originally Rosalind Russell had created the role of Mame on stage. This unforgettable character was a once-in-a-lifetime showcase that allowed Russell to completely perfect it to her own unique style.

Dec 19, 2016

GREAT 1958 romantic comedy with fab performance(s) by Rosalind Russell. Lots of fun to see this sophisticated film which I was too young to understand (or be interested in) when it originally came out.

May 06, 2015

That scene towards the end breaks my heart. Has it's moments. Family movie

Froster Nov 29, 2014

Overemphatic, overplayed, stagey, self-conscious, self-referential, AND THEN SOME. Roz is a force of nature as a comedian in more balanced efforts, but here they supply her with a wind machine AND a bullhorn. And those fade-outs that briefly illuminate her poses before the screen goes to black? Well, Mary Magdalene never looked so iconic. You want great Roz? Catch His Girl Friday or The Women. You want a migraine? Catch this one.

Amandatoryrant Aug 02, 2012

Inspired filmmaking with the incomparable comedienne Rosalind Russell. If you have never seen in, watch it. If you haven't seen it in a while, do yourself a favor and watch it again. I love introducing these classic movies to my 13 year old daughter who enjoys them immensely.

seki Jun 07, 2012

I accidently had the caption screen on while watching this film. The captions do not capture the quick and sly patter that Rosalind Russell says. The movie overall is fabulous. The feature section is okay. You get to review the film history of Rosalind Russell, but no other cast members. There is a section in which you can watch the movie sans dialouge, a coup for fans of muscial scores. There is also a trailer for the Lucille Ball edition. Skip that if you watched the movie before hand. It is like eating ice cream first before meatloaf.

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Amandatoryrant Aug 02, 2012

Amandatoryrant thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over


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