How to Murder Your Wife
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How to Murder Your Wife
George Axelrod's script for How to Murder Your Wife isn't politically correct in the least, but you're likely to get a charge out of it -- provided you are of the male persuasion, that is. Jack Lemmon stars as Stanley Ford, a successful cartoonist and a confirmed bachelor who shares a lavish apartment with his misogynistic manservant, Charles (Terry-Thomas). While attending a friend's bachelor party, Stanley falls head over heels in love with the gorgeous bikini-clad girl (Virna Lisi) who pops out of a cake. He impulsively marries her, but thinks better of it the next day.… More
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"A nimble comedy that doesn't make much sense because it makes nonsense, most of it screechingly funny and played by knockabouts who know that the slapstick was invented for keeping an idea aloft, not for beating it into the ground."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"This dated comedy is saved by Lemmon's comedic genius which eschews macho."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Superior 60s sex comedy."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Finesse and desire aren't enough to overcome the fact that Axelrod's script doesn't make the most of its potentially antic situations."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Lemmon está ótimo como sempre, e Lisi é belíssima, mas o fraco roteiro e a ridícula conclusão comprometem o filme irremediavelmente."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Believable or not, this stuff is funny just so long as one can go with the sour joke- -and that depends upon one's tolerance of trivia and also, perhaps, upon whether one is a fellow or a girl."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The movie contains unbelievably sexist lines and attitudes, and it's impossible to imagine anyone in this day and age watching the film without being horribly offended."
‑ David Nusair, Apollo Guide
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