What's Up Doc? is an impressive throwback to the screwball comedies of the old days. For some reason I really can't explain, I always seems to forget that Ryan O'Neal exists; maybe it's just his generic good looks, I don't know. Anyway, him and Barbara Streisand each play their roles- the mild-mannered socially awkward professor & the zany, direction-less but surprisingly sharp woman, very well, respectively. This is definitely a film that embellishes in it's silliness. It's not the type of film where you should question the logic, but rather just go along for the ride. I think that Peter Bogdanovich's mentality in approaching this film is what inevitably makes it so much fun. What's Up Doc? is just loaded with comedic gags of all types of varieties which only seem to get more ludicrious and unexpected as the film progresses. I really loved the production design of this film- lots of colorful walls, carpets, etc, albeilt I may have just noticed this more being that I watched it on blu-ray. Bogdanovich's compositions and direction really compliment the comedic timing of the gags and it's all done very well. Favorite moments have to be the elaborate car chase and the scene towards the end in the courtroom; also, gotta love the Looney Tunes tip of the hat at the end. Peter Bogdanovich's What's Up Doc is not ashamed to go all in on the zany, and in doing so, creates a wonderfully fun film.
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