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Joan Howell, a young and pretty maid-for-hire, meets and begins dating wealthy New York City businessman Tom Milford. Embarrassed about bringing him back to her tiny apartment that she shares with her roommate Audrey, Joan brings Tom over to a fancy apartment that she cleans on a daily basis not knowing that it's his place. Tom plays along with the charade despite not knowing who Joan really is, while she tries to tidy up Tom's place not knowing who he really is.Written by
This film is one of many Universal-International vehicles in the 1960s patterned from the template that had served Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall so well. The chief elements concern subterfuge of some kind between a womanizing bachelor and a woman who prioritizes her career before her love life. One of the parties poses as an alias and, at some point, the plot calls for the male to pass himself off as gay in order to lower her resistance to his seductive moves. The bachelor typically has a wealthy, neurotic sidekick, while the career woman turns to a cynical, outspoken best female friend. That Funny Feeling in particular is a direct descendent of Pillow Talk (1959), following every element of this template. Imitative efforts like this are the reason most fans assume that Hudson and Day teamed in countless pictures when in fact they made three, only two of which fit the mold. See more »
Harvey, I feel like a heel. For two weeks now, I've been spiking her drinks, playing on her sympathies, lurking around just waiting to take advantage. Would you want somebody to do that to your sister?
I sure would. My sister's single and pushing forty.
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Do we debate on whether it's believable or achievable?
OK, so we in the 21st century don't judge Sandra Dee's movies too kindly, as she usually played some nubile woman existing only to be cute, and we don't consider it particularly PC. The truth is, most of the teen flicks of the past 25 years haven't been much different, and I for one find "That Funny Feeling" more interesting than many of the teen flicks from my lifetime. True, much of the movie is pretty predictable, with Dee as a working class maid pretending to live in a young businessman's (Bobby Darin) apartment, while he goes along with it; I actually didn't spend much of the movie laughing. But the movie definitely has its moments, namely the telephone booth and the party (some people might even include the shot of Sandra Dee in the bathtub...meow meow).
Obviously, given that during the '60s, we started seeing movies like "Dr. Strangelove" and "The Graduate", this one might seem worthless at best. But, I will say that it does have a certain charm to it. It's not a masterpiece by any stretch, but doesn't pretend to be. Just nice, silly fun. And Sandra Dee is actually kinda hot. Also starring Donald O'Connor, Nina Talbot, Larry Storch, Leo G. Carroll, Robert Strauss, Kathleen Freeman and Arte Johnson.
I bet that somewhere beyond that great sea in the sky, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin can take comfort knowing that we still remember them, even if it is for something as silly as this.
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