Saturday, April 18, 2009

4/18/09: Summer Magic (1963)

Here's a spectacularly harmless family musical, a period piece featuring Hayley Mills and her family relocating to Maine around the turn of the century and unwittingly moving into a house that, well, isn't exactly for rent. The Sherman Brothers songs are all very hummable, including "The Ugly Bug Ball," sung by Burl Ives. Though lighter than a feather, the movie is enjoyable without being particularly engaging—although there's a big belly laugh involving the family's shaggy dog scaring the bejesus out of Hayley's cousin. Rating: 3/5.

1 comment:

Streeter said...

My 4 year old son loved it and I don't know why!

Personally, it was worth the watch (again).

A Streeter 2/5