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The Robinson family are spending two weeks of summer vacation at a resort in the Catskills. Older daughter Patti vies with her friend, Valeria, for the affections of Demi Armendez but Patti is at a disadvantage because her parents think she is too young for boys. But with Patti singing at an amateur show and a dance, her adventures in quest of Armendez ends happily.Written by
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One of the main plot points in the movie is that Phyllis Kirk's character is two years older than Jane Powell's character. This was a fact in real life. Phyllis Kirk was born in 1927, Jane Powell was born in 1929. See more »
As the parents (Horatio and Katherine) are getting ready to go to "the dance", daughter (Patti) ties her dad's bow tie. She is behind his back and cannot see that she is not tying it centered on her dad's celluloid collar. When the scene changes, she has finished tying it and it is neatly centered on his collar. See more »
"Two Weeks With Love" is very similar to Warner Brothers "On Moonlight Bay" and "By the Light of the Silvery Moon"...a nice turn of the 20th century musical slice of life about a middle class family. So, if you like the Warner films, you're very likely to also enjoy this offering from MGM...though "Two Weeks With Love" is definitely a weaker outing for a variety of reasons I'll get to later in the review.
The story revolves mostly around Patti Robinson (Jane Powell) as she is on vacation with her family at a resort. Her number one goal there is to find a man...though her parents seem to do everything they can to stop this as she's only 17. Her younger sister, Melba (Debbie Reynolds) is even younger...and both have visions of handsome suitors coming to them to profess their love. The problem is that with Patti, she's thoroughly embarrassed herself in from of the most handsome bachelor there, a Cuban named Demi (Ricardo Montalban). Do either of the sisters have a prayer or do they need to wait for another summer to pass before they find love?
As I mentioned, this is a good film but not the equal to the Warner films because of a couple weaknesses. First, while Jane Powell is probably a lovely person and I would never want to hurt her, her singing in this film is much more operatic and not nearly as much fun as Doris Day and Gordon MacRea in the other films. Secondly, the comedy is simply funnier in the Warner films...with Billy Gray putting on a terrific performance as a pest!
Despite a few weak moments (such as with some of the singing as well as some of the fantasy scenes), overall this is a fun little family film. Worth seeing, warts and all.
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