Movie Reviews

Movie Review – “The Awful Truth” (1937)



Imagine a Cary Grant screwball comedy only directed by the guy who brought the Marx Brothers to life. “The Awful Truth” plays out much like that, with a lot of witty improvisational comedy, as a pending divorced couple (Grant and Irene Dunne) do their best to ruin the others’ romantic lives. This is quite possibly the funniest film centered around revenge that I’ve ever seen, as both partners get a chance to shine and have it get sent right back in their face like a cream pie. Dunne and Grant’s chemistry makes this film hard not to love, as they switch between loathing and loving so easily. I’d even go as far to say that “The Awful Truth” works even better than “Bringing Up Baby.”

Final Grade: A


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