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Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday's Top 5... Mistaken Identity Movies

#5: While You Were Sleeping

The movie that solidified Sandra Bullock as a star is still an entirely loveable story about a lie of omission and a love triangle with two brothers, one of whom is in a coma.

#4: The Big Lebowski

The other Jeffrey Lebowski, a kidnapped trophy wife, German nihilists, a loopy artist with a plan of conception. The Dude can handle of a lot things but the rug? That he simply cannot abide.

#3: Charade

Just who is Cary Grant playing in this movie? He goes through characters with the regularity of costume changes. Luckily Audrey Hepburn has no trouble keeping up with him.

#2: My Man Godfrey

One of the great screwball comedies starring one of the great screwball actresses. If you haven't seen this tale of a down-and-out millionaire who finds a reason to live while on the streets and then becomes the butler for an eccentric family, go out and rent it right away.

#1: North By Northwest

One of Hitchcock's very best. Roger Thornhill just wants to go back to his Madison Avenue life but the assumption by others that he's really George Kaplan keeps him on the run (and running into bigger and bigger problems) for an absolutely thrilling 136 minutes.


Andina said...

There's also 'The Talented Mr.Ripley' :)

Anonymous said...

The Talented Mr. Ripley, hey? I checked a review of it which says, "The Talented Mr. Ripley takes us through a psychopathic journey that begins when a homosexual's love is spurned and he goes off on a killing spree. A lot of people found the gore in this film to be excessive and disturbing, but watching the film I was able to look beyond the actual violence and try to rationalise why Tom Ripley behaves the way he does."

It just does not seem to hold a candle to the great ones in this list above.