Last night I got a chance to revisit Team America which was still hilarious and already a little dated although not much has changed since, still very much seems like a product of 2004. Unfortunately I had to suffer through 27 Dresses which seemed a little low on the chick flick radar. Not a great deal of thought seemed to go into the film and everything was far too simplistic and predictable.
Today I watched A Foreign Affair (1948) from Billy Wilder and quite an interesting counterpart to One, Two, Three. Jean Arthur came out of semi-retirement for the film, and went right back into it afterwards and this film is one of the rare pictures that seems to capture a little of what I've gathered as the real Jean Arthur. Somewhat awkward, insecure but willing to eventually take charge. Arthur is certainly one of my all time favorite actresses and she is definitely excellent here and no matter how alluring Marlene Dietrich might be projected as, never once do we seem to side with her. John Lund unfortunately seems a bit like a poor man's Melvyn Douglas but nearly any actor would seem weak next to those two. This is arguably the first Wilder film that really tried to make people laugh at things that aren't supposed to be funny, and not coincidentally it was his first critical failure.