in about 100 words or less
US 90m, B&W
Director: Leo McCarey; Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D’Arcy, Cecil Cunningham
The Awful Truth is a screwball romantic comedy about a couple who are awaiting their divorce to be finalized. During the official proceedings, their only bone of contention with one another is custody of their energetic terrier. Due to unlikely circumstances which keep bringing them together, they attempt to sabotage each other’s fledgling relationships, knowing that each still is in love with the other. While there is never any real doubt as to the outcome of this movie, the fast paced and clever dialogue and Grant’s performance, carry this simple and cheerful comedy (Klaus Ming April 2013).