the Daisy (1956)
effeuillant la marguerite (1956) or, Plucking the Daisy, is a lovely
little French comedy staring Brigette Bardot.
| She wrote a book
called Plucking the Daisy, exposing all of her general father's
friends for the lechers they are. When dad discovers she wrote it, he
tries to send her off to boarding school, but she escapes to Paris,
where her brother lives. Her brother has claimed to be doing well, but
actually works at a Balzac museum, which he told Bardot was his house.
She breaks in, and sets up housekeeping, even selling a very rare book
to pay expenses.
|Bardot has good see-through
exposure, and several unknowns are shown nude at the strip
||On the train to Paris, she met a news
reporter and ladies man, who courts her. When her brother tells her
the truth, she enters a strip contest to get enough cash to buy
the book back. This is a comedy in the Moliere, or On the Road To ...
tradition, and has some funny moments. It also has a lot of nudity for
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, as a quaint comedy, I give it a C+.
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