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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Stripes


I usually don't watch movies on television.  chances are, I'm going to follow asleep.  There was an exception the other day.  "Stripes."  I saw it in a theater in 1981.  There have been all or partial viewings on television many, many times since then.  If i stumble across it, I'm going to stay for a while, and I stayed for the whole thing on a recent showing.

A great movie?  No.  A darn fine one?  Absolutely.   Entertaining from beginning to end.

The movie works on many different levels.  It's a great screwball comedy.  Even more importantly, there's a story here.  It has a beginning, middle and end.  Plus, you get caught up in the characters.  I have yet to meet the person who didn't like it.

So often, people look down their noses on basic comedies.  "Stripes" is funnier than most.