S.O.B. (1981) [Blu-ray]
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Felix Farmer’s (Richard Mulligan) latest movie flops – and lots of Hollywood types spring into action. Agents are called. Lawyers are retained. Statements are issued. It’s what master comedy director Blake Edwards calls “Standard Operating Bull,” the subject of his gleefully satiric S.O.B. Julie Andrews is a wholesome superstar about to alter her image…radically. Aiding and abetting the madness are William Holden, Robert Preston, Robert Vaughn, Shelley Winters, Loretta Swit and more. Dialogue crackles like fat in a fire, gags range from dead-on deadpan to comedic broadsides, insights bristle and sting. Nothing standard here: S.O.B. is extraordinary.
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If none of these reasons persuade you then watch it for the wonderfully comic, albeit bittersweet, last 30 minutes of this film....that alone is worth the price of a ticket!
With lots of big name actors including William Holden, Richard Mulligan, Robert Preston, Larry Hagman, Shelly Winters, and Julie Andrews to name a few, S.O.B. is a movie that is still relevant. Hollywood egos still power the money-making machine, and people still give lip service to carrying about what happens to each other even while stabbing each other in the back.
The hypocracies of Hollywood are under a magnifying glass and it ain't all pretty, but it is funny!
Pause the DVD, empty bladder, replenish cocktail before the "Morgue" scene. I believe it is the most outrageous caper ever to get past censures at the time. Seemed like everyone was having such a good time 'improvising' sections of this movie--it is difficult to see where script ends and send-ups began. I am sure a good bit of alcohol was consumed by all during entire shoot.
Ms Julie Andrews,is beautiful, delightful,sexy and bawdy in this film, directed by her husband. Understand she has quite a 'vocabulary' in real life (Mary Poppins, she ain't!)
I was very pleased by the Sellers' kindly handling a couple of matters. His 'good will' helped make the day fun for many who think they are forgotten. I donated this movie to local community help center, serving retired/disabled veterans. It is a 'guys-guy' movie, bit on the raunchy side...perfect film to give those fellows a laugh--which I was informed it indeed 'did'!
If you don't enjoy--have another cold one and hit-rewind :-)
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