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This "Eggroll" is stuffed with laughs!,
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This review is from: With Six You Get Eggroll [VHS] (VHS Tape)
Released in August of 1968, this fast and funny comedy turned out to be Doris Day's cinema swan song, after twenty years as a major star in the Hollywood firmament. Luckily, it'll be remembered for being a notable success at the box-office and on many other fronts including it's sterling cast headed by Day, Brian Keith, Barbara Hershey. George Carlin, Pat Carroll, Alice Ghostley, Vic Tayback, Jamie Farr and other capable character actors and actresses.
While on first glimpse, it might be unfairly compared to "Yours, Mine, and Ours", another 1968 success, or the later television series, "The Brady Bunch", "Eggroll" more than holds it's own by endearingly telling the story of a widow and widower who fall in love and in spite of the machinations of their children, manage to wed and live happily ever after. The film's strengths are in the individual scenes and set pieces that establish the characters and situations with plenty of heart and lots of belly laughs.
Doris Day, playing a role close to her own age at the time, shows why she remained a favorite with audiences for so many years. She is natural, real, wonderful! There isn't a false moment in her portrayal of a 40ish widow and pundits who talk about "The Constant Virgin" roles she allegedly played have obviously never seen one of her films or studied the effortless way in which she lends credibility to every role she plays. She is sexy, warm, womanly and she and Keith have great chemistry.
It's a delightful romp for all concerned, especially the audience, who'll come away happily smiling and asking, "Why don't they make comedies like that anymore". Luckily for us, it's still highly watchable!