There's A Girl in My Soup

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"Soup's on!"
  • R
  • 1970
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.7  (2,775)

In the 1970 British romantic comedy film, There’s A Girl in My Soup, directed by Roy Boulting and starring Peter Sellers, Goldie Hawn, and Tony Britton, the audacious and rakish TV chef, Robert Danvers (played by Sellers), finds himself unexpectedly drawn to an attractive young American woman, Marion (played by Hawn), whom he meets while working in a fashionable restaurant in London. This light-hearted rom-com examines the ups and downs of their turbulent and at times, conflicting relationship, as well as the various challenges that arise for the pair throughout the course of their romantic escapades.

The plot kicks off when Marion visits Robert's kitchen to grant an interview for her travel magazine. In the early stages of their relationship, Robert is not interested in Marion beyond flattery, but is soon attracted to the witty and free-spirited woman. After a one-night stand, Robert tries to avoid Marion, but she persistently seeks him out at his television studio, his home, and even on vacation in Paris. He soon realizes that he may have met his match in Marion and is unable to resist her advances and charm.

As their relationship progresses and deepens, the dynamic between the two becomes more nuanced and complex. Marion, who initially seems carefree and unscathed, reveals throughout the film that she has been married before, suffered heartache and has a fear of being unloved. Meanwhile, Robert must also navigate his own weaknesses and personal flaws, including his narcissism, selfishness and fear of commitment. This adds an additional level of depth to the film, with the audience rooting for the pair to overcome their personal hang-ups and find happiness in each other.

Similarly, the film also explores the dynamics of male and female relationships in the 1970s. In some ways, There's a Girl in my Soup is a reflection of the sexual revolution that was taking place at the time. Robert is a charming and seductive personality, who is used to female attention, but begins to realize that his cavalier attitude towards relationships may have consequences. Meanwhile, although Marion is able to stand her ground, the male gaze that she encounters throughout the film is a stark reminder of how women were often objectified in society.

The film's strength lies in its ensemble cast. Sellers' performance as Robert is charming and captivating, a role that demands both comedic timing and a flair for the dramatic. Hawn brings her own brand of upbeat energy to the movie, creating a character that is both fun and endearing. While Britton, plays a dull but loving fiancé, proving to be a likable foil to Robert's character. The supporting characters add to the overall narrative, with comedic performances from Diana Dors and John Comer.

The humor in There's a Girl in my Soup is layered, with witty observations about love, sex, and relationships woven throughout the movie. The film captures the spirit of the era in which it was made, unapologetically showcasing characters behaving recklessly, taking charge of their sexuality, and embracing the bohemian lifestyle of the time. The soundtrack, featuring instrumental arrangements of popular songs from the time further adds to the charm of the film.

In conclusion, There's a Girl in my Soup, is a delightful romantic comedy, which is a must watch for anyone seeking a good laugh, vintage fashion, and a positive message about love during the social revolution that characterized the early 70s. Through the journey of Marion and Robert's journey, the audience is reminded of the intricacies involved in human relationships, and the importance of vulnerability and honesty when it comes to getting to know someone. Whether you're a fan of Peter Sellers or Goldie Hawn, or simply love an old-fashioned love story, There's a Girl in my Soup is the perfect film to wrap yourself up in on a lazy afternoon.

There's A Girl in My Soup is a 1970 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

There's A Girl in My Soup
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    5.7  (2,775)