My Six Loves

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"It's Debbie! In the funniest fix a girl ever got into."
  • Approved
  • 1963
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 6.5  (591)

My Six Loves was a classic 1960s comedy-drama film directed by Gower Champion, starring Debbie Reynolds as Janice Courtney Stone, a former Broadway star who survived a failed suicide attempt and embarks on a new lease on life. The movie also stars Cliff Robertson as Jed Bruce, David Janssen as David Wilder, and five child actors as Janice's six adopted children.

The film opens with Janice being released from a psychiatric institution after her suicide attempt. She returns to her luxurious apartment in New York City and decides to adopt six children from different backgrounds and ethnicities, each with a unique personality and a quirky talent. She names them after the days of the week in which she adopted them, namely Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Janice struggles to adjust to her new role as a mother of six, as the children are initially disobedient, mischievous, and uncontrollable. But gradually, she begins to bond with them and helps each of them to overcome their shortcomings and pursue their dreams. Monday, for instance, is a gifted violinist who struggles with stage fright, while Tuesday is a chubby boy who aspires to become a ballerina. Wednesday is a tomboy who loves to play sports, while Thursday is a bookworm who needs to learn social skills. Friday is a shy boy who has a knack for juggling, while Saturday is a troublemaker who wants to run away from home.

Janice's love and dedication to her adopted children bring out her maternal instincts and her desire to heal from her own personal traumas. However, her past catches up with her in the form of her ex-husband, Jed Bruce, a charismatic but selfish Broadway producer who wants to lure Janice back to the stage and regain their lost romance. Janice is torn between her loyalty to her children and her passion for performing, leading to a series of comedic and emotional scenes that test her character and resolve.

As the film progresses, Janice's relationship with each of her adopted children deepens, leading to heartwarming scenes of reconciliation, forgiveness, and acceptance. The children also help Janice to confront her past and move on, as they unite to save her from a potential relapse and support her decision to prioritize their welfare over her fame. With the help of David Wilder, a kind and supportive social worker who assists Janice with the adoption process, Janice learns to love herself and her new family, culminating in a joyous finale that showcases the children's talents and Janice's newfound contentment.

My Six Loves is a delightful and heartwarming film that celebrates the power of love, family, and second chances. Debbie Reynolds delivers a standout performance as Janice, showcasing her range as an actress and singer, while Cliff Robertson and David Janssen provide solid support as the two men vying for her affections. The child actors are also outstanding, bringing their unique personalities and talents to the screen and creating a sense of camaraderie and bonhomie that permeates the film.

Overall, My Six Loves is a classic feel-good movie that will charm and entertain audiences of all ages, showcasing the timeless themes of hope, resilience, and the joys of parenthood.

My Six Loves is a 1963 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

My Six Loves
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    6.5  (591)