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One of the best old films I've seen
This is one of the best suspense films I've ever seen. As a kid, I saw it a couple of times, and later bought it along with "The Truth About Charlie", the horrible Mark Wahlberg remake. I have seen 'Charlie' once. I have watched Charade 20-30 times. Charade keeps you guessing till the VERY last minute. A little more of a love story than I typically enjoy (I'm a GUY), but the story line carries it pretty well. Coburn, Grant, Hepburn, and Kennedy are fantastic. I think Walter Matthau makes the movie, though, as he plays an atypical part for himself. It's unusual to find humor and suspense woven together as it is in Charade. Toss in the love story, and it's really a unique film. Hepburn's flirting is a little annoying, but I understand that was Cary Grant's choice to be the 'pursued', rather than the pursuer. He thought it was a little creepy for an older man to chase a young girl. I think he was right.
Couldn't Make Up their Minds (Spoiler warning)
I was excited about seeing this movie, but spent the whole thing trying to figure out where it was headed. I think they couldn't decide if they wanted to make a movie about environmental responsibility or one about a treasure hunt. Part of the time, it was 'Outbreak', and part of the time, National Treasure. I kept thinking that these two stories were going to eventually run together and have a common cause or solution, but the two story lines never meshed. They just ran parallel to each other right to the end. When they found the treasure, it was like, "Oh, there it is." What seemed to be the main thread from the beginning was finding the Civil War boat. But when they found it, it was like, "Oh, there it is." And the finding of the gold was underwhelming as well. This movie had a lot of potential, but I think it could've been MUCH better.