Bud & Lou: Comedy Is No Laughing Matter
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(Sep 25, 2012)
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In MY opinion, there should've been a 6 hour 3 night presentation (2 hours each night). The first hour would be Bud's life until he meets Lou. The second hour should be Lou's life. Third hour would be their early career together. Fourth hour would be their rise to fame. Fifth hour would be the breakup and Lou's death. The final hour would be Bud's life after Lou's death and his final moments.
They could've explored some very interesting things that happened to both of them.
Maybe someone at Universal will read this and put something together. They should start with Lou's daughter Chris Costello's book, 'Lou's On First'.
The movie gives a lot of attention to their famous 1945 rift, and suggests that they never really recovered from it. The facts speak otherwise. Their popularity endured well into the early 1950's, when they were eclipsed by Martin and Lewis. The movie depicts their final split in 1956 as rancorous, and gives the impression that the two men never spoke to each other again. Other sources, however, say the 1956 breakup was friendly, and that they kept in touch after they stopped working together. It is a fact that Abbott was shattered when he heard the news of Costello's death, and was an honorary pallbearer at his funeral. Not long after Costello died, Abbott tried out a new comedy act with a different partner, but he soon gave it up. His reason: "No one could ever live up to Lou."
The most disappointing parts of the movie are the attempts to re-create Abbott and Costello's comedy. They were famous for taking tired old vaudeville routines and breathing new life into them.Read more ›
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Fun to.watch but at.times.difficult. I am sure that Lou Costello.was a nicer.Man than this movie implies. But Buddy Hackett and Harvey Korman did great work. Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Wayne Peel
It was great movie the only thing wrong was then never Lou Daughters and Bud Wife Wife & ChildrenPublished 23 months ago by Paul Daniel Hart
not a bad film...story not very factual ..there are many books that give a lot more accurate accounts of their lives...Published on May 20, 2014 by PETER TELLER
Great movie....fantastic acting....They did a fantastic job playing Bud & Lou, I believe they did an excellent job showing the inner life of these great comedians and the hell that... Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by William Lundberg
I really enjoyed watching this movie. I know that it was a TV Movie back in the day but I missed it when it was televised. Read morePublished on January 20, 2014 by valigal