Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

05 February 2012

The Briefest of Reviews from 1970

Blake Edwards' Darling Lili is clearly a vehicle for Julie Andrews. Because it's Blake Edwards, Darling Lili is irrepressibly silly. It also makes next to zero logical sense. I found myself very frustrated by the entire thing, mostly because Andrews was playing the role the way Doris Day might play the role – classier to be sure and with slightly less mugging toward the camera, but the resemblance is uncanny (right down to the extremely high necklines). This was occasionally funny, but even the humor in Darling Lili is placed oddly, seeing as how in most of the other scenes, someone is plotting to overthrow the British during WWII or, you know, killing people.