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2.0 out of 5 stars Moderate Presley Vehicle, 11 Oct 2011
This review is from: Easy Come, Easy Go [DVD] [1967] (DVD)
This 1967 movie is better than the absolute nadir of Elvis's film career (eg, Harem Holiday, Frankie and Johnny), but let's not get carried away - The Godfather Part II this isn't. The songs are notoriously bad in this film, but I do think too much is made of the vacuousness of the numbers Elvis performs in movies such as this. The film is a frivolous piece of mindless fun - had Elvis turned in a towering classic like If I Can Dream in such a context it would have trivialised good material and made him even more exposed to mockery. Moreover, the lyrics have to be apposite to the scene - it's no good singing about social injustice while taking a bikini girl's dog for a walk, or trying to get a kid off to sleep, or - as in this film - meditating in a yoga class. The plot is thin but at least there is one. Elvis has lost weight since his rotund appearances in his 1966 storylines - he looks fabulous and darts about with great agility and energy. The difference between the watchable and the unwatchable lightweight Elvis films is often the pace of the narrative. This story moves along quickly enough that the experience of watching it isn't the purgatory suffered when watching, eg, 1963's It Happened At The World's Fair, which I watched this afternoon at great cost to my mental health. A bearable offering in the unique genre that is The Elvis Presley Musical Rom-Com.
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