A derivative and desperate-to-be-"dark" comedy. With a small budget, a small number of characters, and a small scope, this film felt much bigger than it was. I will gladly seek out his next project. Palm Springs is "One of those infinite time-loop situations you might have heard about". The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. looks down from Heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style. Four very different college girls drive to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break and seek out various adventures and romance for themselves. Palm Springs Weekend is a 1963 Warner Bros. bedroom comedy film directed by Norman Taurog. Film des damals 64jährigen Regisseurs werden. |, July 13, 2020 | Top Critics (32) Set in Palm Springs, California during a long, fun-filled weekend where several Los Angeles college students flock to spring break, centering on Jim who finds romance with Bunny, the daughter of Palm Springs harried, stressed, Police Chief. Even bought the 45 rpm in the day and still have it. An uplifting and optimistic piece of escapism that looks to the future after realising we can't dwell in the present forever... arguably the perfect film to watch in 2020. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. This film was originally supposed to play at more film festivals around the world and eventually receive a theatrical release, but things being the way they are, Hulu has now released it. | Rating: 4/5 Golden Globes Predictions: Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) – Michelle Pfeiffer vs. Meryl Streep Race? All 4 movies are presented in 1.85 WIDESCREEN....there are no extras,but who needs extras with movies of this calibre. Coming Soon. Bought this for a dear friend who is a massive Troy Donahue fan. Certain things are revealed about each of these characters that add a lot more depth to the story and I found myself incredibly engaged from beginning to end. The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. He laments that she followed him, having once encouraged another person to join him in the world of no tomorrows (a rueful Roy, played by J.K. Simmons). Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. It builds out its world and makes it feel richer and more intricate, all the little stories and characters that might have been missed had there only been a single avenue. Drama, Certificate: Passed It is chock full of character actors and many television veterans from the 60s all the way up through the 90s. Rome Adventure was the classic romance with Suzanne Pleshette, and Emilio Pericoli singing Al Di La stayed in my heart and mind for the rest of my life. It never once makes any huge mistakes logically, which felt refreshing, especially in the ways it would subvert expectations and most importantly in the way that they choose to conclude the story. May 15, 2009. The screenplay has a natural dark streak with its humor, so even when things get heavy with existential quandaries, it doesn't stop the movie from being smart and enjoyable. Carlo goes on a vacation to Southern California where he quickly becomes immersed in the easy-going local culture while getting entangled in two beach-side romances. Palm Springs deserves to be added to that list of hallowed time loop movies. At a mere 90 minutes, this movie flies by and has just enough clever surprises for those who may not have been completely engaged. Title: I think they ought to have included another film directed by Delmer Daves, instead of Palm Springs, which at least has both Connie Stevens and Troy Donahue. It's a nice moment, and while Simmons (Whiplash) is always wildly entertaining when he's bulldozing over others, giving Roy a poignant sendoff made me feel like he was a much more integral character and his earned wisdom was its own special reward. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy The good-times cast includes Connie Stevens, Robert Conrad, Ty Hardin, Stefanie Powers, Andrew Duggan, Jack Weston, Jerry Van Dyke, Billy Mumy and Carole Cook. Debut director Max Barbakow keeps the pacing swift and has fun playing with bold primary colors across the desert setting. Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel. We're sorry but jw-app doesn't work properly without JavaScript enabled. Just love the great acting back then and romantic music in these. I can honestly see a big future for him in the coming years. Stuck in a time loop, two wedding guests develop a budding romance while living the same day over and over again. [Palm Springs] seamlessly blends romance, comedy, science fiction, and heart-wrenching emotional drama. R (Some Violence|Drug Use|Sexual Content|Language Throughout), The Lonely Island, »Palm Springs Weekend« sollte der 178. Everyone involved, from the writer to the director to the cast, is having a blast and it's fun to join in the good times. Regal All Critics (184) This comedy stands on a premise so familiar that it nearly becomes a artistic cliche, that of a single day lived over and over...the essential dream of every romantic. A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples. | Rating: 1.5/4 The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. It also hooks an audience by watching a character fail, and fail, and fail, only to succeed. Palm Springs is a Rom-Com about Nyles (Andy Samberg) and Sarah (Cristin Milioti) two wedding guests stuck in a time-loop forced to relive the same day over and over again. questions. On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. A very special memory.I too would like to see this film released on DVD. Palm Springs is a delightfully romantic flight-of-fancy with enough salt to avoiding becoming too saccharine and a story that proves there's room for more than one flavor of the Groundhog Day premise. Meanwhile, Gayle Lewis is a high school senior posing as a wealthy college girl who is pursued by Eric Dean, a wealthy and spoiled college preppie, while Gayle has eyes for a cowboy from Texas, named Stretch. He's the date of someone who cheats on him and she is the sister of the bride, who clearly has many issues. Please enable it to continue. Forgot your password? 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