This should be the name of the most recent film I have watched and did not like, but instead it was named, "Life With Father." Based on the longest running non-musical Broadway play ever, this picture stars William Powell, Irene Dunne, and Elizabeth Taylor.
Irene is the wife, she has 4 boys, and William Powell is the dad with a stick up his ass. He yells at himself, at others, at the maid. He is tight with a capitol T with money, he hates visitors, and thinks religion is stupid, but he is going to heaven.
He makes his kid eat oatmeal and bosses everyone around. Irene invites her cousin and lady friend for a visit and tries to hide it from her husband. Surprisingly, she still likes him. William finds out and is obliging, but only after yelling at Irene. The lady friend is Elizabeth Taylor and she has the hots for older son Clarence Jr.
Liz and young Clarence start to canoodle and play instruments together. Liz asks father at din din if he was baptized Methodist or Episcopalian since after 4 hours she is already making wedding plans in her head. News breaks that father has never been baptized at all and that he doesn't want to! Irene is pissed.
The rest of the film is about father refusing to get baptized while Irene insists he will go to hell and how she isn't even sure if they are legally married in the church. After manipulation and a lot of whining from his family, father must decide how he is going to put a stop to this nonsense or if he should just give in.
One funny scene is when Clarence Jr and Liz are flirting and she sits on his lap. Clarence freaks out when he notices his "man parts" shifting, and scared Liz away. Ha!
This film was...dare I say it...boring. I know, I just called an oldie boring, but it was! Does anyone even like this film? I want opinions people!