Saturday 28th August 2010

The Man Who Knew Too Much

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Year: 1956
Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day

Wanting to watch a film, but not really being able to decide what, Dan and I thought we would go for a Hitchcock movie as we could be fairly sure it would be good. We chose one from a box set of Hitchcock movies Dan bought me for Christmas a couple of years ago, that I still haven't managed to watch all the films from.

Not generally considered one of Hitchcock's better films, The Man Who Knew Too Much (which is a remake of a 1934 version of the same story) tells the story of the McKenna's, a family who go on holiday to Marrakesh and get caught up in a murder plot.

Perhaps not the best Hitchcock film I've ever seen, it's still miles ahead of many movies. It's an intriguing plot (as ever), and keeps you wondering what will happen next. None of this prevented me from falling asleep in the last half an hour - but I did care enough to go back and watch the ending again an hour later, when I had woken up!

Rating: 4 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.