Anitra Smith (anitra) wrote,
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Movie: Sitting Pretty

Last night, I watched Sitting Pretty, the original "Mr. Belvedere", with nightskyre. It started as a curiosity, since I am mildly familiar with the Mr. Belvedere TV series from the 1980s, and I like some classic films. I figured we would watch part of it, find a stopping point, and go to bed.

However, once the movie got past the set-up of the suburban neighborhood, the nosy neighbor, the mildly bratty kids, and the awful dog, I was riveted. The humor and the story kept moving along. We laughed out loud several times, and held our breath when Mrs. King and Mr. Belvedere innocently get into compromising situations (which would not be scandalous at all today...)

Loved the way in which Mr. Lynn Belvedere gets his revenge on the nosy neighbor in the end. And although he continues to protest that he can't stand children, you see a hint of a twinkle in his eye when he tells the family he'll be staying for another two years... and begins knitting a sweater for kid #4.
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