What a Way to Go!
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What a Way to Go!
This lavishly produced, big-budget comedy (it cost $20 million in 1964 dollars) stars Shirley MacLaine as Louisa, a widow who is worth $200 million dollars. However, she's convinced that her fortune is cursed, and she wants to give all her money to the IRS. As she explains her sad tale to her psychiatrist, Dr. Stephanson (Robert Cummings), it seems that when Louisa was young she had the choice of marrying rich playboy Leonard Crawley (Dean Martin) or poor but decent Edgar Hopper (Dick Van Dyke). She chose Edgar, but soon he became obsessed with providing a fine home and fortune for her; he… More

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"J. Lee Thompson's direction has failed to coalesce a good, firm farce. It lets the whole thing flap wildly -- and that's no way to make a film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"The fact was that it simply wasn't very funny."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A big, gaudy, gimmicky comedy which continually promises more than it delivers by way of wit and/or bellylaffs."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"An unappealing episodic black comedy that gets stuck in its own silliness."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A star vehicle for Shirley MacLaine, Thompson's film is a tediously episodic black comedy about a wealthy widow and her five husbands; Newman, Mitchum, and Martin are all wasted."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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