Harvey (1950) 

Harvey 3
A middle aged man, Elwood P. Dowd  (James Stewart) insists that he has a 6ft tall invisible bunny friend. A comedy of errors ensues.

I have always been a fan of James Stewart and his acting. This man was a legend and as such Harvey was not a film of his that I had watched. Sidestepping the motif of the rabbit as a motif of alcoholism, it also shows that everyone in the film has their own inner demons too.

Despite this, the film was quite funny and worth watching just for the comedic moments alone. All of the actors involved gave strong performances too. While this film did have stirring moments of pathos, ultimately it deals with its issues but comes out at the end of it as quite harmless. I found myself rethinking the ending as I had always expected it to be much darker. Alas , what can I really expect from a comedy?

MY RATING: ***.5 / *****


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