Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dinner at Eight (1933)

#85 on the AFI 100 Laughs, this is one of the last three films I have left on this list. A very old talkie making fun of the upper class, or at least that is what I took from it. This one was very hard to follow the comedy, the jokes referenced a way of talking and subject matter that was so dated that I found little to no humor in it.

The film is all based around a housewife of a man in the shipping business. Unbeknownst to his wife, the business is failing, someone she is inviting to the dinner is trying to corner him out. We get to view all of the subplots involving just about everyone at the party. I found none of them to be really interesting, or funny for that matter.

Another confusing "Laughs" entry with a dated film that has all but lost it's humor over time.

Vote: 4/10

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023948/

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