What’s Up, Doc? (1972)

1972 | USA | Peter Bogdanovich | ★★★★★

Peter Bogdanovich's joyously energetic What’s Up, Doc? is a wonderfully unpredictable screwball romantic comedy, featuring hilarious dialogue, brilliant action set-pieces, and uniformly excellent performances from Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, and co.

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"What's Up, Doc? joyously recaptures the bubbly style of 1930s screwball comedies—and firmly establishes Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal as a romantic duo uniquely endearing in screen history. Included are a daffy luggage mixup plot, dippy dialogue exchanges, a marvelous example of the art of hotel-room demolition and one of the funniest chase sequences ever, all over San Francisco. Dexterously written with a surefooted sense of the ridiculous by Buck Henry, David Newman and Robert Benton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich with giddy affection and cast with awesomely hilarious players (including film-debuting Madeline Kahn), What's Up, Doc? is no idle question. Among comedy movies, it's the top." Warner Bros


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