I enjoyed this movie, great cast, good story, and it's funny.
Leo McCarey directed this classic screwball comedy in which Cary Grant and Irene Dunne play Jerry and Lucy Warriner, a couple whose marriage is starting to fall apart. Jerry informs Lucy that he's tak... read more
DVD Release Date: March 11, 2003
Stats: 513 reviews
Flixster Reviews (513)
September 18, 2010
March 19, 2010
Cary Grant and Irene Dunn play a couple who rather impulsively decide to divorce and then spend the rest of the movie trying to undo their mistake while simultaneously undoing each other's new relationships. I'm not sure how taboo divorce was in their time, but the whole thing i...
December 31, 2009
Reminded me of His Girl Friday, only older and much more tamer... Ralph Bellamy plays another dumb-witted moron while Grant plays the smooth, suave and debonair prince. Cute, but I still prefer His Girl Friday.
November 15, 2008
I think I just have something against McCarey, because I usually love screwball and this is supposed to be the "definitive" one or whatever. Cary Grant is an excellent stock character who can just be dropped into a movie in a second and he can do this thing. Irene Dunne I hadn't ...
September 29, 2008
Not my favorite Screwball comedy, but it will do in a pinch.
Also featuring Asta from the thin man series!
July 10, 2008
silly screwball with the ever charming cary grant and irene dunn. also asta from the thin man films! here known as mr smith. and it's still really funny ;)
December 30, 2007
Imagine if you will, Irene Dunne out-Cary-Granting Cary Grant. There is a point, when we hit the motorcycle sequence, that I wish they'd reined her in a bit. If I'd edited, I'd have cut that entire sequence. But she is so darn good. What an actress. So smart she makes acting...
July 12, 2007
by many judges one of the best of this genre. it does stand the test of time, so that says something, doesn't it?
August 12, 2007fb721890245
I really am a big fan of Irene Dunne's and this is a very funny film even to this day. I am surprised to see that it hasn't been adapted to the stage more often.
July 28, 2013fb20312798
Perhaps "The Awful Truth" is not the great screwball comedy it's reputation suggests (there are a number of pacing issues), but this is still a enjoyable little farce. Irene Dunne's performance is a thing of comedic genius.
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