Friday, November 9, 2012
NEXT TIME WE LOVE (1936)
I have no idea how successful (or unsuccessful) NTWL was at the box office, but I liked it quite a bit and will definitely be watching it again. The story is mature and maybe even a little bit ahead of it's time? Or maybe not, I don't know, GRAND HOTEL and I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG were both made four years earlier and both even more depressing.
My biggest complaint is the movie just isn't long enough. The story, especially towards the end, goes way too fast and it doesn't give the viewer enough time to react emotionally. Also the ending just ends. I wanted more or at least some closure. Even so, NEXT TIME WE LOVE is an enjoyable watch and a nice chance to see a young Stewart before he became a household name.