BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
Movie Review from ElCriticon-AlohaCriticon
Bringing Up Baby is the masterpiece of Howard Hawks, one of the best comedies in the history of cinema and the best example of the so called screwball comedy (a typical subgenre of comedy films in the 30s) . It was the second film of starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn after the underrated Cukor’s Sylvia Scarlett. The couple also starred in Holiday in the same year that they filmed Bringing Up Baby.
The film is based on an excellent script by Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde and interpreted by Hawks in a triggering style, dynamic timing and frantic, stabbing witty dialogues.
The construction of outstanding gags, the comic contribution of the hilarious supporting cast completed by the special energy of the protagonist couple and the funny nonsense emerging from the plot captive the viewer in a fabulous madness.