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If a Man Answers (Widescreen)

If a Man Answers (Widescreen)
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If a Man Answers is in some ways one of the more interesting and in some ways one of the more offensive of the ****** comedies that permeated 1960s movie screens. Among the more interesting aspects are the fact that this one comes, to an extent, from the woman's point of view; that it concerns a married couple rather than two singles or a mixture of married and single; and that it contains an "older" woman (i.e., someone over 40) who is vivacious and appealing. Answers scores in the offensive department for its stereotypical depiction of a woman as nothing without a man and in its dated "how top manipulate a man" approach. This wouldn't matter so much if Answer were simply funnier -- but it's not. It has laughs, but not enough, and the vapidness of its plot needs constant humor to succeed. Don't blame the cast, though. Real-life husband and wife Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee are very well matched on screen with an obvious chemistry, and they play the material for all it's worth. Even better is the delightful Micheline Presle as the "older" woman (mother of Dee's character), who really brings the film to life. Not enough to make it a great movie, but enough to make it worth a glance. Craig Butler, All Movie Guide