We watched this one in our hospital room after our baby was born. I tried to get my wife to dance along with the movie, but she wasn’t in the mood for some reason.
Like most Fred & Ginger movies, you could probably skip through the slower parts and still understand what’s going on. Most the songs are pretty entertaining. “The Way You Look Tonight” was probably the most famous song that came out of this movie.
OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: Fred Astaire is not black. (But there’s a really cool dance called “Bojangles of Harlem” where he pays tribute to African-American tap dancers…ignore the politically incorrect makeup).
I wouldn’t say there was a particularly large amount of soul-searching during this movie, but we can take a lesson from the song “Pick Yourself Up.” Here’s my favorite verse:
Will you remember the famous men,
Who had to fall to rise again?
So take a deep breath,
Pick yourself up,
Dust yourself off,
Start all over again.
As Neal A. Maxwell put it, “The gulf of misery is not the entire ocean.” Bad things happen to all of us, but those treacherous tides will eventually pass.
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” – Galatians 6:9