Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|There's a Girl in My Soup|
Actors: Peter Sellers, Goldie Hawn, Tony Britton, Nicky Henson, Diana Dors
Director: Roy Boulting
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
The best that can be said for There's a Girl in My Soup is that it is not quite as bad as its reputation. A belly flop in the careers of Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn (she was fresh off her Oscar® for Cactus Flower), this ... more »
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Scott T. Rivers | Los Angeles, CA USA | 12/04/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
""There's a Girl in My Soup" is an offbeat romantic-comedy with Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn in top form. Sellers' portrayal of vain, egocentric TV gourmand Robert Danvers is an incisive takeoff on Graham Kerr. This Boulting production received some savage reviews which, in retrospect, seem unwarranted. It was one of Sellers' better efforts during a particularly lean creative period and his chemistry with Hawn is strong - one wishes they had teamed up for another film."
For those who like Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn movies.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've waited more than 4 years for this movie to come out on DVD, which is surprising since practically everything Peter Sellers has ever done, has been out on DVD for some time now. This movie sort of fell through the cracks, like so many movies from the 1970's have, for some reason. Peter Sellers plays the role of a womanizing "galloping gourmet" type television celebrity (Robert Danvers) in 1970's London. This was a time when the Kings Road in London was an exciting hippie hangout, and not the commercial high street that it has become today. Goldie Hawn (Marion) plays the role of a very young and sexy hippie, whom Peter Sellers pick's up while parking his Rolls Royce on the Kings Road. Goldie has been rejected by her current drummer boyfriend at a party, because he wants to pass her along "like a tray of cakes" to his other mates. Feeling sad, rejected, and used she stands outside on the Kings Road pondering her dilemma. Just as Peter Sellers parks his car, he notices her. Being the consummate playboy, he decides that pursuing Goldie would be far more enjoyable than any stuffy house party. In his charming way he starts up a conversation with Goldie, in the hope of eventually seducing her. Goldie on the other hand is annoyed and sarcastically amused with Seller's slow round about way of picking her up. Obviously Goldie's boyfriend and his mates, don't bother with seduction in an age of "free love". In an act of revenge, Goldie decides to get back at her boyfriend and his mates by running off with Sellers. What was suppose to be a one night stand, ends up becoming an affair that stretches over several days. Out of pride, chivalry or just an attempt to disprove Goldie's censorious characterization of "his type", Sellers somehow becomes entangled more in Goldies dilemma, and eventually takes her on a working wine tasting stay in France, which ends up as a holiday on the French Rivera. There are some very funny scenes of a Drunken mini-skirt wearing Goldie shocking conservative French women, which ends up costing Sellers a shelf full of "pas mal" wine, that Goldie knocks over in a wine seller. Later when checking into one of Seller's regular hotels on the French Rivera, Goldie plays a trick on Sellers by convincing the hotel management that she and Sellers have secretly married (so that they can stay in the bridal suite). The Bell Boy wishes them much Ha'penis... (aka: Happiness). While in a local disco, some off duty British journalists, snap a picture of Sellers and his new wife? The British media splash images of Sellers and his supposed wife all over the tabloids, much to the sadness of Seller's female fans, and the amusement of Sellers friends who mock or envy his bachelor ways. Eventually Sellers and Hawn make it back to London to face the music. Their fling has changed them both. The movie ends with a different twist on relationships... something which was quite new for 1970's audiences.Even though there was a great difference in age, Sellers and Hawn had a chemistry in this film... sort of like George Burns and Gracie Allen had. I have to admit that I've always been a fan of both Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn. Having them both in the same film was a real treat for me. This film had a lot of personal attractions for me. For one thing, this film brought back childhood memories of my parents taking me to Europe during the mid 60's and early 70's. This movie is a very rare view of Europe in the 70's, something that isn't seen much anymore, for some reason. Movies of Europe during the hippie days aren't popular anymore I guess. It was also an interesting time in Goldie Hawn's career, as she made a two movies in Europe around this time "There's a Girl in my Soup 1970" (England and France) and "$ Dollars 1971" (West Germany)... (she must have lived in Europe during this time).At any-rate, if you enjoy movies of the 1970's... and if you like Peter Sellers and Goldie Hawn movies then, I'm pretty sure you'll like this old favorite of mine. The world lost a great talent when Peter Sellers died. But at least we have his movies to remember him by. ...DOES THAT ALSO INCLUDE TELEVISION? (Said in a Madras accent - from The Party 1968). LOLEnjoy the movie!PS: I've often thought this film would be great as a remake movie. Wouldn't it be interesting to have Goldie Hawn play the role of Peter Sellers... as an older woman trying to pick up some young guy, for a one night stand. Hollywood seems so starved for movie ideas, when all they have to do is look into their archives to remake an old movie, with a modern twist."
Theres a girl in my soup
Beverly Kaynes | San Francisco, CA | 09/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Robert Danvers, played by the zany Peter Sellers, is a smooth talking, jet setting, womanizing television chef who heats up more than just dinner. This chef's got a menu that's off the charts. There is one problem: he can't seem to keep his dinner down. Chewing them up and spitting them out is his culinary masterpiece. That's until an unlikely doe-eyed waif of a girl young enough to be his daughter steps up. Marion, played by Goldie Hawn, is one outta sight chick who is not afraid to send her meal back. After being flung around by some youngsters it's time for Marion to play with the big boys . . . and boy does she do just that. Just wait till the ending; it will leave you savoring for more. Did I mention the catchy tune that will be in your head for days to follow. Hmmmm. . . . I wonder if I can get Roger to find out who sings it?"
If you can bear the soundtrack, it's a GEM!
David Baldwin | 07/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Terrible music that will unfortunately stick in your head for days, but Goldie and Peter are so witty, touching and hilarious in this movie, it's worth it. I especially enjoyed the scene where Peter's character helps Goldie's character move out of her boyfriend's flat...classic. Some great moments. (It might even make you cry - and not just because of the music!) Kind of an odd movie and probably an acquired taste, but I love to pull this one out every few years and watch it again."