The Seven Year Itch is a light-hearted examination of the temptations which a married man can be forced to deal with after being in a marriage for an extended period of time. The film is the story of Tom Ewell, who sends his wife and kid away for Summer Vacation while he stays behind in Manhattan to work hard and support the family. When an incredibly attractive girl moves into the apartment above him, his fantasies are pushed to the point of being real, putting strain on Tom to remain faithful. Like most of Wilder's films this is a goofy, fun little romp that really doesn't do much on a deeper philosophical or dramatic level. A good chunk of the film has Tom Ewell's character repeatedly talking to himself and rationalizing things in his own head; while this is a rather amusing it does kinda get a little bit ridiculous and uses so much internal dialogue that it basically comes off as lazy film-making. The idea of when the wife is away, the men will play which includes smoking, drinking and picking up girls is a fun concept for sure though. My favorite segments were when we were visually shown what Tom was thinking through these imaginative perceptions, in which we see Tom as he views himself or as he wishes he was. It's a fun, goofy film with a light-hearted little message but I wouldn't say its anything exceptional by any means.
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