Mr. Hulot's Holiday
Movies You May Want to Revisit
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Barry Mendel

Producer

I have a whole list here that's hard to break down. Kind Hearts and Coronets, A New Leaf, Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles... so I just thought I would throw out ones that people are watching less these days, but they would maybe enjoy revisiting.

1

Modern Romance

1981

WHERE TO WATCH

It's literally my favorite movie. I can quote it backwards and forwards and when I meet people who can quote it backwards and forwards, this joy of being able to do that together... A friendship can only continue once we both have that movie in our system. I don't even know what it is. I just love the movie.

WHERE TO WATCH
Modern Romance
1981
93 Mins | R
Film editor (Albert Brooks) breaks up, makes up with girlfriend (Kathryn Harrold).


2

Polyester

1981

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It's a movie I saw growing up three times in the movie theater with the scratch-and-sniff card. It just always really made me laugh. It's so smart and satirical and crazy.

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Polyester
1981
86 Mins | R
Odor-aware housewife (Divine) meets man of her dreams (Tab Hunter).


3

Mr. Hulot's Holiday

1953

This one is a little more poetic. When you want some happiness and joy and what it feels like to lie on the beach and close your eyes and have to breeze dance across you… that's what watching that movie feels like to me, and sometimes you need that.

WHERE TO WATCH
Mr. Hulot's Holiday
1953
85 Mins | G
A hapless Frenchman (Jacques Tati) has a disastrous stay at a resort hotel.


4

Sullivan's Travels

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This movie has always meant a lot to me because of what it's ultimately about: that we think of comedy as being an escape or light or not as meaningful as the serious things of life—and how wrong we are.

Comedy is an essential part of our existence. That sounds serious in and of itself, but the movie is not serious. The movie is fun.

WHERE TO WATCH
Sullivan's Travels
1941
91 Mins | PG
A Hollywood director (Joel McCrea) poses as a hobo for his next work, a serious social epic.


5

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

1975

WHERE TO WATCH

It’s the movie I watched over and over and over again as a kid. Just genius comedians at work.

WHERE TO WATCH
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
1975
90 Mins | PG
A lackey follows as King Arthur (Graham Chapman) goes questing.


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