Repetitive & Disappointing
Songs are good but repeated ad nauseam while missing on an amazing chance to make a statement.
American Film Institutes Ranking: #91
Academy Awards: Nominated 12 and won eight including Best Picture, Director, & Actor
I have two problems with this film.
The first is with the musical pieces: they seem to be more like fragments. Putting together a good, catchy stanza is a start, but then repeating it ad nauseum doesn’t quite cut it. Second, the story should come off better than it does, a common lady trained to upper class, but Henry Higgin’s character is unredeemable — he’s a jerk.
Put them together and you end up with a film that tests your patience.