Thursday, August 26, 2010

For Me and My Gal

I'm just going to write a little spiel here about this awesome movie i watched the other night with my good friend TL. It just climbed it's way onto my top twenty favorites. I loved this movie! It's a 1942 film starring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. It's actually Gene Kelly's first feature film. His first film on camera, and man, it's amazing. It captures the spirit of Gene Kelly. It captures the spirit of the y.m.c.a and the beginning of traveling musical acts and companies. It's so cute! I love it! It's a mega romance. And everyone knows how much i go crazy over that sappy romance stuff. I love IT! It's a film that i will enjoy forever. I guess i should tell you all what it's about. haha. It features the suave and cocky performer Harry Palmer (Gene Kelly) who is a performer. He meets Jo Hayden (Judy Garland) who is appauled by his shovanistic personality. He asks her out for some coffee and they soon find themselves laughing and enjoying themselves. They decide to become a duo act together and perform together all in the hopes of achieving their dreams of performing at The Palace. As they travel on, Jo falls in love with Harry, and finally he realizes that he loves her back too. Then they soon find out they will be playing at The Palace, so they decide to get married after the performance at The Palace. When they get there, they find out that they have gone to the wrong palace and they then decide not to get married until the first show they play at The Palace. They continue on performing in various venues and they get booked at the real palace. They then receive terrible news that Harry has been drafted into the army and he will be unable to play at the palace. So he hurts his hand on purpose to delay his departure day. But Jo, gets upset that he did that, and so she asks him to leave and they don't see each other for  a long time. Jo goes over to France to sing to the troops, and Harry who was not allowed into the army because of his hand, goes over there later to do the same. But he is lovesick and depressed and the only person he wants to see it Jo. They run into each other in France but Jo willl not stop and talk to Harry. So then anyways, to shorten this up, Harry ends up helping the war effort, and the war ends, and then they all return to New York where Jo is playing at The Palace without Harry. Harry is at the performance and she sees him in the audience. All of their fellow friends gets him onstage and him and Jo pick up their old song like they had never stopped performing it. Then, the flame rekindles between Jo and Harry and everything ends happy. Jo and Harry together, at The Palace. It's really good! I suggest you see it because it really was one of the more than just peachy moments that i had this month.

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