I TOTALLY forgot to do this yesterday! I was even on the blog several times. Weird. Oh well, sorry. Anyway the movie is What's Up Doc?.
Yes, Dan you did get your guess in early and it was wright, but you have to get up pretty early in the morning to pull one over on ol' Uncle George -literally- he was up at before the dawn with a sharp mind and beat you (his guess came in at 5:03 am). For the record, Dan's guess came in at 10:42 am, and there were no other guesses! Congrats pops! I really didn't know how popular this movie is with this crowd, but I figure it's a good ol movie and if you haven't seen it-- go and do it already.
This is a rollicking good screwball comedy and apparently, you can hate Barbara Streisand and still endorse it (Ami's husband Alex can back that up). Ryan O'Neal plays an uptight nerd with an uptight fiance (Madeline Kahn- her character's name is "Eunice" and they get good use out of making fun of that name). Anyway there is some sort of Nerd convention or scholorship thing- it escapes me what it is exactly- in a hotel and O'Neal meets Streisand's character and she makes him a very grudging participant in a series of misadventures because she falls instantly in love with him and misadventures seem to follow her. Anyway, some great moments and it climaxes with a car chase on the streets of downtown San Francisco that has to be the best car chase in the history of movies. I was talking about this with Ami about a month ago and I mentioned that the car chase makes me clap in delight several times during the sequence. I'm not kidding. I seriously (and literally) do that even while watching alone. Also-- it never gets old. The last hint I did on Friday is also a funny line that is a nod to "Love Story" starring Ryan O'Neal, a VERY sappy movie that features that line (a line I find to be grossly false). Anyway, Streisand tells it to O'Neal and then bats her eyelashes precociously and O'Neal looks at her for a minute and says, "that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard". Anyway, funny moment in the film if you're familiar with Love Story.
A personal note about this movie, I found it on DVD on line somewhere and ordered it and it arrived at my house a few days before the Great Pugh Family House Robbery of '07 and the stupid thieves took it! I never even got to watch it and I haven't seen it to this day. Sniff.