The Long, Long Trailer
The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

At the height of their TV fame, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were contracted by MGM to make two theatrical films. The first of these, The Long, Long Trailer, stars Lucy and Desi as an upwardly mobile couple who decide to buy a trailer so… More

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Rated: G
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DVD Release Date: May 2, 2006
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Strange, surreal film, notable for Minnelli's brilliant use of color and visual style.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...not even Minnelli and Berman could do much with a predictably inane script.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A disaster for anyone but "I Love Lucy" fans.

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Emanuel Levy

One of Minnelli's few broad comedies, more of a collection of anecdotes than a coherent tale, about the wacky misadventures of a middle-class couple (Lucille Ball and Dazi Arnaz) during a long cross-country trek.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The ordinarily graceful Minnelli tries his best to guide this material and he finally gets his momentum in a climactic sequence... But until then, it's a largely unfunny TV sitcom romp.

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Don Willmott

doesn't earn a place on my DVD shelf next to my I Love Lucy collection

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World


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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie is funny for the most part, but some of the jokes (like the title suggests) go too long, so they're not that funny. The story is also… More
Sarah Prisbylla
As a huge "I Love Lucy" fan, I found that this movie didn't live up to their chemistry in the show. It was funny and a cute movie, but in… More