Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cinema Cycle - The Tender Trap



CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)


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DATE VIEWED: 12/18/2015




FORMAT: LaserDisc


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 54 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 25.8 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3684.1 miles


SYNOPSIS: A New York Playboy, juggles women as an old friend comes to visit and gets a first hand look at hedonism close up.


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  A period piece, where the world was populated by Caucasians that drank and smoked themselves silly and where every woman wanted to find a husband and bare children.  


PROS AND CONS: A film more entertaining for what it showed about the time and morals than for its acting and screenplay.


I did not find the leading characters (Sinatra and Reynolds) to be very engaging in their roles.  What was entertaining were all the lesser actors in their supporting roles, especially Celeste Holm, who played the foil of Sinatra and often times upstaged him.


In the end, everyone finds happiness, which was pretty standard back in 1955.  Which is surprising, since Sinatra and Reynolds had zero chemistry on screen.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  


This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.