The Baker's Wife (1938)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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A small village rejoices at the arrival of a new baker. But when his young wife runs off with another man, he is unable to keep baking and the village is thrown into disarray.


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Director:

Marcel Pagnol

Writer:

Jean Giono (novel)

Awards

3 wins.

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9 March 2021 | SAMTHEBESTEST
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| A crap story of a foolish cuckold. Contrary to Erich Von Stroheim's excellent 'Foolish Wives'.
The Baker's Wife (1938) : Brief Review -

A crap story of a foolish cuckold. Contrary to Erich Von Stroheim's excellent 'Foolish Wives'. I don't care how many good reviews this film has got and how many people have actually liked the film, i just hate it. I wonder how some silly people even liked this unacceptable and childish film, a moment of gag dedicated to all those duffers. A small village rejoices at the arrival of a new baker. But when his young wife runs off with another man, he is unable to keep baking and the village is thrown into disarray. However funny it looks, it has ever more funny characters to laugh at but not for the comedy but for the insensibility. I am sure those critics and people who have liked this film must have behaved with their wives the same way as the Baker did in the film, Lol. How silly and stupid writting it was. How am i supposed to accept the character of a Baker who has been made Cuckold by her wife and still doesn't understand what she has done. How can he keep loving her and forget everything just like that? And how on earth the same stupid fella suddenly breaks his silence with intellegent words on his pets for the same thing but not on his wife. Was the animal more guilty than his wife? It suddenly reminded me of Stroheim's silent drama 'Foolish Wives' (1922) where he portrayed the same story but with more seriousness and more sensitivity. It was a great lesson too but here in Baker's Wife, it's all childs stuff. Wait a minute, I am not sure whether even childrens will enjoy it or not. Pagnol's most pathetic film in my opinion, not in cinematic sense but the writting was a big disaster. Overall, it's a fun in childish way but high level of dumbness is enough to skip it. Watchable only for the fools, for the dumbos and for the silly people. Luckily, i am staying away from them.

RATING - 4/10*

By - #samthebestest

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