Expertly directed by John Huston (The Maltese Falcon) from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize winner Arthur Miller, The Misfi ts is a “probing, exciting drama” (Film Daily) of honesty, intensity and sheer poetic brilliance.
Divorced and disillusioned Roslyn (Marilyn Monroe) befriends a group of “misfi ts,” including an aging cowboy (Clark Gable), a heartbroken mechanic (Eli Wallach) and a worn-out rodeo rider (Montgomery Clift). Through their live-for-the-moment lifestyle, Roslyn experiences her first taste of freedom, exhilaration and passion. But when her innocent idealism clashes with their hard-edged practicality, Roslyn must risk losing their friendship...and the only true love she’s ever known.
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The action is beautifully staged, delightful, and exciting.
To paraphrase a certain man with a certain luxuriant beard, it's only impossible to enjoy if you stop to think about it.
Designed to please all generations of irreverent humour-lovers, The Pirates! Band of Misfits may not be heart-warming (it is about nasty, scurvy pirates!) but it's breezy rollicking fun.
You may laugh more than the child who brought you to "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," a subtly screwball animated comedy with a distinctively British wit.
The joyfully silly gags in "Pirates!" often feel old-fashioned in a "Looney Tunes"-esque way...
It makes for an experience that, while geared toward younger, more fidgety audiences, has enough humor to keep Mom and Dad from falling asleep.
Sure-footed, witty and zany fun.