Woman of the Year
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This isn't to say that the film is without flaws. Far from it. The writing is clipped and most of the words on their own have little spark. (It takes Spencer Tracy's glowering eyes, or Katharine Hepburn's radiant smile, to add life to those words.) Even the relationship between Sam and Tess isn't set up in the most fluid of ways, leap-frogging from moment to moment, from scene to scene, without quite making the necessary connections--if you believe in Sam and Tess together (and I do), it's only because you can truly believe in Tracy and Hepburn together.Read more ›
"Woman Of The Year" is a fantastic movie! The attraction between Hepburn and Tracy is very evident. So much so that, at several points, you feel that they are are honestly and sincerely saying the words to each other, not just characters reciting lines.
Neither Hepburn nor Tracy was considered conventionally attractive in their time, but here, both are at their most witty, charming, and yes, sexy! Hepburn is even downright girlish when flirting with Tracy, who exudes a quiet but very strong masculine presence. Even though he is considered one of the greatest dramatic actors, Tracy shows quite an instinct for comedy. Just as with his dramatic roles, he is so natural and effortless, he hardly seems to be acting at all!
The heat generated in the scene where the two are alone in Hepburn's apartment could rival just about anything Hollywood calls "sexy" today.
Watching this movie is like simply observing conversations between two people, thanks to George Stevens' superb direction. Notice how throughout much of movie, there isn't even backgroung music! The strength of the dialogue between Hepburn and Tracy carries everything, which is to take nothing away from the supporting players, who are equally strong.
Hepburn is brillant in the final scenes, trying to act as if she knows her way around a kitchen, all the while, the breakfast she's making is falling apart, while Tracy just sits and watches her cluelessness. The look on his face is priceless!
The movie looks gorgeous on DVD! The only extra material is the trailer, but when the movie is this good, you don't need extras!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This movie was very good and I think if you want a good classic put this on your list. If you liked it you would probably like all the other Spencer Tracy Katharine Hepburn movies.Published 6 months ago by Karen L. Gray
great spectacular acting ...movies from that era were exquisite and entertaining. I'm a big fan of katherine hepburn..Published 10 months ago by Adrian Alvarez
Odd message from the era, professional woman or wife, some attempt at both, but still stuck in servant / master roles. Worth the watch if just to see Tracy and Hepburn.Published 11 months ago by Nancy Gellerman
I love this movie. It's a classic. The chemistry between Tracy and Hepburn is undeniable and the storyline is creative. 5 stars!Published 14 months ago by Airie
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