When and how did I watch this?
August 27th and 28th, 2015, on Primewire on my laptop.
Had I seen this film already?
What did I know about the movie before watching it?
Bogart and Bacall. Once again, I had high expectations.
What do I know about it now?
Too complicated; it was like trying to improve a mousetrap. The leads are okay, but I felt like I didn’t know who or what was going on otherwise. I had to read a summary afterward to figure out what I’d seen. I love intricate movies, but it felt like someone poured me a suicide from 7-Eleven and said I should like it.
What are some themes in the film?
Murders and plot twists, none of which were particularly effective devices in the narrative. It’s a mystery flick; they all kinda have the same elements.
Did this affect me personally?
Why is this ranked #242?
Because Humphrey Bogart is a tough guy and Lauren Bacall is a babe. Otherwise, no clue.
Did my wife watch/like it?
She was as lost as I was.
Would I watch it again?
Would I recommend it to a friend?
You might get more out of it than I did.
Does it deserve to be on this list as one of the greatest films of all time?
Probably, only because it starred two incredible screen actors in their primes. I could have gone without it, however.