The Grass Is Greener

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  • Approved
  • 1960
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.5  (5,851)
  • 51

The Grass Is Greener is a romantic comedy film from 1960 that features an all-star cast, including legendary actors Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, and Robert Mitchum. The film was directed by Stanley Donen, known for his work on several popular musicals, and is based on a play by Hugh and Margaret Williams. The story is set in a lavish English country estate called "Gaze Castle," owned by the Lord Rhyall (Cary Grant) and his wife, Lady Hilary (Deborah Kerr). The couple seems to have the perfect life, but things take a turn when an American oil millionaire, Charles Delacro (Robert Mitchum), arrives in England and falls in love with Lady Hilary.

Lady Hilary's old flame, the dashing British aristocrat Victor (John Justin), is also in the picture, causing tension and confusion among the characters. Meanwhile, Lord Rhyall decides to spend some time in London, leaving his wife behind with all the potential suitors vying for her affection.

As the story unfolds, the characters become embroiled in a comedic game of love and deception. Charles does everything in his power to win Lady Hilary's heart, including offering to buy the castle from Lord Rhyall. Meanwhile, Victor tries to woo Lady Hilary back, and she must decide whether to follow her heart or stay loyal to her husband.

The Grass Is Greener is a witty, entertaining film that uses verbal sparring and clever wordplay to keep the audience engaged. Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, and Robert Mitchum deliver excellent performances, infusing their characters with warmth, charm, and humor.

Grant is particularly noteworthy as the aristocratic yet laid-back Lord Rhyall, bringing his trademark charm and charisma to the role. Kerr, likewise, is excellent as the conflicted Lady Hilary, torn between her loyalty to her husband and her attraction to Charles and Victor.

Mitchum, in a departure from his usual tough guy roles, shows off his comedic chops as the lovestruck American oilman. His scenes with Kerr are particularly enjoyable, showcasing a fun dynamic between the two actors.

The film also benefits from its gorgeous setting, with stunning shots of the English countryside and the grandeur of Gaze Castle. The costumes and production design are equally impressive, adding to the film's overall charm and sophistication.

The Grass Is Greener is a delightful romantic comedy that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Its clever script, talented cast, and beautiful visuals make it a must-see for fans of classic cinema.

The Grass Is Greener is a 1960 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 51.

The Grass Is Greener
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