Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Girl Shy (1924)

IMDB plot summary: A shy, young man, who is completely incapable of talking to women, decides to write a book that details to other bachelors how to find a girlfriend.
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor. Starring Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Daniels, and Carlton Griffin.

For the first hour or so of this, I thought, "Eh, this is all right." It was likable, but not terribly funny. The final 20-30 minutes, however, consist of a wild race to a wedding, with the main character hopping between a ridiculous amount of vehicles to get there. Each moment of that is really entertaining. The story is overall very sweet, our protagonist is sympathetic, and the last third of the movie was laugh-out-loud funny. I may have to hunt up some more Harold Lloyd in the near future.

3.5 stars.

Flickchart: #615 out of 2251, below Eve's Bayou and above Primer.

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