What's So Bad About Feeling Good?

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  • 1968
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.5  (557)

What's So Bad About Feeling Good? from 1968 starring George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, and Don Stroud is a heartwarming comedy about a mysterious virus that sweeps through New York City, leaving everyone in its path feeling happy and carefree. Peppard plays Detective Lieutenant Ted Dutton, a gruff and cynical cop who initially dismisses the virus as a hoax or a practical joke. But as more and more people around him start to behave strangely, he begins to investigate and soon discovers that the virus is very real and very contagious.

Moore plays Lizzie Wilcox, a young woman who is already feeling down and out when she contracts the virus. But instead of succumbing to despair like everyone else around her, she finds herself filled with an inexplicable sense of joy and optimism. She meets a group of other happy people in Central Park, including Stroud's character Johnny, a tough biker who has been transformed into a peace-loving flower child.

Together, they embark on a mission to spread the virus and share their newfound happiness with as many people as possible, much to the chagrin of the authorities who view their antics as a public nuisance. Peppard's character, in particular, is determined to track down the source of the virus and put a stop to it, even as he grudgingly begins to see the benefits of the infectious happiness himself.

As the virus spreads and the city starts to experience a kind of mass euphoria, the film explores the themes of individualism vs. conformity, the power of positivity, and the importance of human connection and community. It also features a memorable soundtrack of 60s pop and rock tunes that perfectly capture the era's spirit of rebellion and hope.

What's So Bad About Feeling Good? is a charming and lighthearted film that still manages to offer some thought-provoking commentary on the nature of happiness and the state of society. It also showcases the talents of its talented cast, with Peppard and Moore in particular delivering nuanced and engaging performances. If you're looking for a feel-good movie that will leave you smiling and humming some catchy tunes, this classic from 1968 should definitely be on your list.

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    6.5  (557)