Woman of the Year (1942)
Woman of the Year (1942) Genre(s): Comedy | Romance

Directed by: George Stevens

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

Synopsis: An uptown political columnist meets a downtown sports reporter. The first Hepburn-Tracy film.

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Ripley's movie review

The chemistry between Hepburn and Tracy is legendary and this movie is a great demonstration of it. Every time they appeared on the screen together, I was mesmerized.

There are lots of funny scenes -- Sam explaining baseball to Tess, Tess trying to make breakfast, Sam out of his element at parties -- and plenty of witty dialogue. One scene was a bit screwball for me but hey, it was only one.

I was a bit concerned about the way things appeared to be going towards the end, about what the ultimate message of the film was going to be. But I think it turned out ok. And yes, I'm a feminist.

Good movie. Definitely worth a rental.

Added 19 August 2002 at 3:35 PM

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