Entertaining, poignant (but also out of the ordinary) comedy-melodrama. Redgrave is superb as a frumpy British girl who never could attract men, suddenly she has two chasing after her: rich, older Mason and Bates, who is her obnoxious roommate's husband. Title song by The Seekers is suitable for such a film. ***1/2 out of ****.
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Georgy Girl (1966) 1080p
Georgy Girl is a movie starring James Mason, Alan Bates, and Lynn Redgrave. A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life...
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A homely but vivacious young woman dodges the amorous attentions of her father's middle-aged employer while striving to capture some of the glamorous life of her swinging London roommate.
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Hey there, Georgy Girl!Reviewed bynickandrewVote: 7/10
A crazy-quilt plot and lack of any great quest prevent any major statement from being made here, but note Rampling's contribution as the girl who doesn't want her baby. She's playing an horrendous character but doing it flawlessly, displaying a technique I'd use if playing a villain - total disregard for any ethical concern! It's a hard frame of mind to portray for most people; here's a primer for actors presented with such a problem.
The stark sets and street shots, the crisp B&W contrasts and to an extent the costuming create a picture of London that's more comprehensive than neon-only Carnaby Street portrayals in other films.
A movie that starts and ends with an ingratiatingly contagious pop songwould portend to be as substantive as a Fluffer Nutter sandwich. ButGeorgy Girl is surprisingly engaging, and tugs at far more profoundemotions than those tapped by, say, Bridget Jones' Diary, which mightbe seen as a modern equivalent.
The song -- or actually, two different version of the same song -- isessential to understanding the movie, which makes one wonder which camefirst. Was the song inspired by the novel, or was it written for themovie? The opening, like a music video, introduces us to Georgina, orGeorgy, and to her plight as a terribly un-chic 60s chick. But whatmakes Georgy interesting is that she clearly doesn't care that she'sout of sync with Swinging London, circa 1966.
The timing of the film is also critical, just as it was with TheGraduate. The London youth scene we are introduced to -- in black andwhite, no less -- is one in which conventional morals and values arebeing shed, yet there is still an innocence about it. The decadencethat would taint the later '60s is hinted at in the troubles Georgy'sroommate, the seemingly hip and carefree Meredith, faces in the latterhalf of the film. And the character of Jos, Meredith's boyfriend andthen husband, also embodies the joie de vivre spirit of the day, butthen crashes into the dead end that inevitably comes when a man liveslike a child (even one of the flower variety).
Georgy's relationship with her father's employer, James (played byJames Mason), is troubling in its incestuous overtones, but maybe thediscomfort the viewer feels is intended.
My only gripe is that the conclusion of the film -- when we learn whatGeorgy is really all about, what she wants out of life -- is explainedin the song, and not as clearly revealed in the plot or characterexposition. But I suppose that lends a certain charm to the story, asif Georgy is indeed living inside a pop tune.
Georgy Girl, though very much of its time, is not dated, and exploreschoices we all make within a unique context, that of a moment in timewhen culture and values began tilting off their axis.