Bus Stop
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Though it seems dated now, this film adaptation of William Inge's romantic comedy-drama was considered pretty hot stuff in its day, which was 1956. Directed by Joshua Logan from George Axelrod's script of Inge's Broadway hit, the film stars Marilyn Monroe as the kind of woman who can't understand why she always brings out the worst in men. A singer who has attracted the attention of a young rodeo rider (Don Murray) whom she meets on a bus, she finds herself trapped at a bus stop in the middle of nowhere during a blizzard. The young cowboy, whose intentions are honorable,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Boorish comedy mingling incompetently with underfed character drama."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The Taming of the Shrew appears oddly depressing when re-imagined as a mid-century hick minstrel show"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Though Don Murray is the only actor to get an Oscar nod, the main reason to see Joshua Logan's serio comedy, based on Inge's play, is Marilyn Monroe, who shines as the country girl with big Hollywood aspirations."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"I suspect that some viewers will either like the film because of Monroe's performance, or hate it because of Murray's."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"A dramatic departure for Marilyn Monroe, who broadens her acting chops in the role of singer Cherrie."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Moody and realistic, maybe Monroe's best"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"The Broadway based movie reduces romance to a physical attraction and of never saying I'm sorry for being a male predator."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Bus Stop is heavy with the corn syrup and plays today as a relic from a less-evolved epoch, but it works, largely because of Monroe."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"Monroe has the courage to make Cherie a far less talented performer than Monroe was herself."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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