Director : George Cukor
Cast : Cary Grant, James Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, Ruth Hussey, John Howard

Romantic comedies are one of the most loved and popular genres in cinema. There are very few romantic comedies that stand the test of time and remain fresh after decades. 'The Philadelphia Story' is one such rom-com. Beginning from the star cast, the movie shoots up the expectations of the viewer. I mean which other movie can boost of having screen legends Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart in one frame. The movie also does not disappoint. Based on the coming of age of a rich, eccentric woman who realizes what true love is, along with her maturity as a woman, this movie also shows her confused state of mind when she has to make a choice between her past, present and future love. The rich woman is played by Hepburn and her past, present and future love played by Grant, Howard and Stewart respectively. This movie has got all the ingredients necessary for a rom-com. Great witty dialogues (This movie has got perhaps the best dialogues I have witnessed in a rom-com), Romantic singing, Kissing and a very happy ending. The movie is certainly ahead of it's times and is still fresh even today. There is also a certain amount of suspense maintained until the end upon whom will Hepburn choose as her true love.

Romantic Comedies are not usually credited for good acting. But this movie certainly would change the mindset. For example, James Stewart in his illustrious, legendary career won just one Oscar for acting, that in this movie. Katharine Hepburn is like a livewire on screen - According to me, she is the star of the movie, the one that holds the movie together. Cary Grant underplays well, nothing much to talk about his acting. Overall, a great one time experience.

Rating : 8/10


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