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What's Up Doc? [Blu-ray] (2010)

Barbra Streisand , Ryan O'neal , Peter Bogdanovich  |  G |  Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (394 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'neal, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars
  • Directors: Peter Bogdanovich
  • Writers: Robert Benton, Buck Henry
  • Producers: Peter Bogdanovich, Paul Lewis
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 10, 2010
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (394 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003IVXRAI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,447 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "What's Up Doc? [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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What’s Up, Doc? joyously recaptures the bubbly style of 1930s screwball comedies – and firmly establishes Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal as a romantic duo uniquely endearing in screen history. Included are a daffy luggage mixup plot, dippy dialogue exchanges, a marvelous example of the art of hotel-room demolition and one of the funniest chase sequences ever, all over San Francisco. Dexterously written with a surefooted sense of the ridiculous by Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich with giddy affection and cast with awesomely hilarious players (including film-debuting Madeline Kahn), What’s Up, Doc? is no idle question. Among comedy movies, it’s the top.

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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
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It's a smart-zany-girl-meets-absent-minded-professor-and-hijinks-ensue movie modeled on the screwball comedies of the 30's. This is a funny movie for the whole family. And it's now on a great DVD with commentary by director Peter Bogdanovich (the whole movie) and Barbra Streisand (on selected pieces of the movie.) It also includes some behind the scenes footage including Peter demonstrating for Barbra how to seduce co-star Ryan O'Neal in the "Time Goes By" scene.
What? You want to know what the movie is about? Well it's about these four identical suitcases, and... oh, let's just let the main character put it in his own words:
"My name is Howard Bannister and I'm from Ames, Iowa. It all started when I bumped my head in the taxicab on my way in from the airport. I went to the drugstore for some aspirin and he tried to charge me for a radio because she said her husband would pay for it. But I didn't of course. Anyway, she ripped my jacket and then Eunice, my fiancé, came along. But she kept calling me Steve. Not my fiancé, my wife, or rather the one who isn't my wife.
"Well, anyway that night at the banquet she was there again and everyone was calling her Burnsy. That's short for Burns, Eunice's last name. But Eunice wasn't there. Burnsy was there. Or rather the one who isn't Burnsy. That night I went back to my room and she was there taking a bath. Well, Eunice walked in and the drapes caught fire and the room burned and they asked me to leave the hotel. I really don't blame them. Then today, Mr. Larabee asked me to come to his house and to bring my rocks and bring Eunice. Or, rather Burnsy, the one he thinks is Eunice. Is that clear?"
"No, but it's consistent.
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74 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Streisand & Cast Are Screwball-Hilarious January 9, 2000
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WHAT'S UP DOC? is a "Streisand" movie, but the supporting players are just as much responsible for its success. I echo the previous reviewer and dare you to take your eyes off of Madelaine Kahn as Eunice. ("Eunice? That's a person called Eunice?") She is absolutely hilarious as she counts to ten, badgers fiance Howard Banister ("as in 'up the...'"), and reads "A Woman's Guide To Sex" in bed -- a hilarious character moment.
The script by Buck Henry is full of little comic gems of lines. One of my favorites:
"Has anyone ever told you that you're very sexy?" "Well actually, no." "They never will."
Streisand is gorgeous with her long hair and tanned body. Ryan ONeal is very good as a bewildered musicologist. Streisand gets a great singing moment perched on top of a piano as she seduces ONeal with "As Time Goes By".
There are so many funny moments in this film: the chase through San Francisco, the courtroom scene at the end ("First there was this trouble between me and Hugh." ... "You and me? " .. "No, me and Hugh." ... "Stop that! Make him stop saying that! ") and of course, Streisand in the towel out the window.
This is truly a funny, madcap kind of old fashioned movie. I highly recommend it. Let's hope for a crystal clear DVD version that includes all of those hilarious Bogdonovich outtakes -- are you listening out there?
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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Remains delightfully fresh after over thirty years November 14, 2003
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WHAT'S UP, DOC? has to stand as one of the finest remakes of a great original ever made. By and large, remakes of classics are profoundly stupid. Although the remakes virtually never match the originals (and admittedly this one is no exception), most are merely pale imitations. Although this one does not come close to supplanting BRINGING UP BABY, it nonetheless manages to bring enough originality to make it utterly delightful. Ever since I first saw it, it has remained my favorite Barbra Streisand film, and is delightfully kooky in a way completely different from the way that Hepburn is kooky in the original. Ryan O'Neill is indeed a pale imitation of Cary Grant, but then, who wouldn't be? But Madeleine Kahn, on the other hand, is a remarkable addition to the storyline. This was, for all practical purposes, her film debut, and she makes the most of it.
This was director Peter Bogdanovich's second hit film in a row, following his marvelous THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. The next year he would make PAPER MOON, and for all intents and purposes he seemed to be the next great American director. But then for whatever reason his gifts seemed to desert him, and while he has occasionally reemerged with a decent film, he has never managed to reascend to the level of these three films. He has, however, managed to write a great deal of film criticism, along with one of the greatest collections of interviews with directors ever published. But in this film his direction was fine, and if the comedy towards the end sometimes seems less screwball than Keystone cops, I find it easy to forgive him.
I repeat that this is my favorite Barbra Streisand film.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The overused term "classic" definitely applies! February 2, 2003
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One of my favorite leisure activities is watching movies at home, and my wife and I have seen hundreds. Yet, "What's Up, Doc?" holds a special place in our heart, and that says a great deal. Madeleine Kahn is whiningly brilliant in her debut role as Eunice The Nagging Fiancee, and even now, when my spouse reminds me of something for the umpteenth time, I will often jokingly reply, "Yes, Eunice." This film also reminds us fondly of my late grandfather, because some years ago we watched it during one of his visits, and all of us laughed until our sides hurt. Every time the secret agent with the golf clubs came on the screen -- even before he DID anything -- it would set off my mom and my grandfather into gales of laughter.
This movie succeeds on multiple levels. The characters (especially Howard, the dazed, somewhat helpless musicologist; Eunice, his bossy fiancee; Judy Maxwell, the sweet interloper who attracts mayhem and chaos like a magnet) are amusing and well-portrayed. There is both silly visual slapstick AND brilliantly-written humorous dialogue. Comedy cliches like The Car Chase, The Pane Of Glass Crossing The Street, and people dodging in and out of rooms on a hallway are shamelessly invoked and then taken to a whole new level.
And let us not forget that Streisand is a singer! When Judy meets Howard (Ryan O'Neal) later in the film, with a piano conveniently nearby, and she launches into "You must remember this", (prompting Howard to wake up and play the changes, already) her "A siiiiiiiiiiigh, is just a sigh" is enough to melt the most cynical heart. And Streisand's rendition of "You're the Top" for the opening title is positively electric.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the funniest movies ever!
I was so happy to find this! It's one of those silly slapstick type of movies that make you laugh till you cry!
Published 6 days ago by Cindy Kaser
5.0 out of 5 stars O'Neal & Striesan = Naturel Comics
I saw this movie when first released, some 60 years ago. Just bought the CD 2 weeks ago as I always remembered it was hilarious..
Published 9 days ago by DeLores Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars A very funny film!
I just love this movie! Barbra and Ryan crack me up, but so does the late Madeline Kahn, a very funny woman who left this earth too soon. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Carol V.
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Comedy
This adorable movie is quite funny and has lots of visual humor too. I have seen it many times and it i always delightful and funny.
Published 10 days ago by Elyse Wuest
5.0 out of 5 stars one of my all-time favorites!
This movie never gets old for me. I must have watched it a dozen times or more. My VHS copy was getting old and I was thrilled to find that Amazon had a new widescreen version on... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Sean's Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
I love, love, love this movie! Have it in vhs and could no longer watch it! Price was good too!
Published 15 days ago by ELSA
5.0 out of 5 stars It came out of the faucet that way
Favorite family movie, we watch it and everyone has there favorite part and start laughing before the punchline is given.
Published 15 days ago by bobc469
5.0 out of 5 stars Still funny after all these years...
This is such a silly movie and it's just fun to watch. The leads are great and they remind you why they are stars, they seem to be laughing at themselves while making you laugh. Read more
Published 22 days ago by M. Sieger
5.0 out of 5 stars great clean comedy.
A clean comedy. I would let my children watch the movie. I laughed during the whole show. It was funny without violence and bad words.
Published 22 days ago by docf16
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
This oldie but goodie is a pleasure to watch. After my videotape died, I needed a replacement copy of this screwball comedy. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Yvonne Carts-Powell
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