my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   Pepe
Director:   George Sidney
Year:   1960
Genre:   Comedy
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   12.28.06

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12.28.06Friend's House so maybe the best trailer played at BNAT this year was for this movie Pepe where Mexican movie sensation Cantinflas says "Pepe... That's Me!" over and over again. Then it cuts to all these chairs with names of dozens of celebrities that apparently appear in this movie. But they all have little accessories next to their chairs... like Zsa Zsa Gabor's name ("ZSA ZSA") is sparkly, there's a martini on Dean martin's chair, and Edgar G. Robisnon has a painting next to it.

So, surprisingly enough, all those people do appear in this movie. Furthermore, it's a 3 hour MGM kitchen-sink Oscar vehicle for Cantinflas! The downside of that is that Pepe is a 3 hour MGM kitchen-sink Oscarbait comedy that isn't funny. Actually watching this was pretty tough, but at least I got to go over to Tim's and see his awesome attic screening room and suffer through it with others. There were a few moments (Bing Crosby's cameo, when the horse swims in the pool, the nightclub interpretive dance knife fight) were cool but the movie was about 90 minutes too long and a rough 90 minutes it was. The Maurice Chevalier numbers in particular were pretty harsh, but oh well... I've now seen pepe. Pepe? THAT'S ME!!
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