287. Casablanca (1942)

8.0 Passionate romance
  • Acting 8.2
  • Directing 7.9
  • Story 7.9
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Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid

Director: Michael Curtiz

Running Time: 102 mins

Casablanca is an American film about a man who is living in French Morocco in the early Second World War, and one day, a former lover of his arrives on the scene, however she brings her husband, a Czechoslovakian refugee along with her, which leads to complications as the couple try to escape to America.

This was a very interesting film. I thought that the story of this film was quite clever indeed, the characters were fascinating, and it had an exciting ending.

Although this was not immediately thrilling, it was still a great film to watch, because the original boredom that I experienced in the first stages of the film were short-lived, because once the main story got going, it became quickly fascinating to watch.

I was also surprised by how interesting and relevant to the war side to the film the romance story was, as I am normally bored easily by classic romances, however the ways that this all built up to a great ending to the film made it truly intriguing for me.

It’s also quite nice to finally see the origin of all of these ‘classic’ quotes and scenes that you see parodied so often these days, and it definitely made me feel a lot happier about the film, as if I already knew it, and seeing as it was very interesting to watch, with a classic story, I’ll give it an 8.0.


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