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||IMDB Rating: 5.5/10 from N/A votes
||Release: 15 Sep 1967 /
||Genre: Comedy, Romance
||Director: Robert Parrish,
||Stars: Comedy, Romance
||Synopsis: Unsuccessful singing bullfighter Juan arrives in Barcelona to try his luck in a big town. He finally persuades a devious local impresario to book him, but only on the condition that Juan ...
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"The Bobo" is not a very good movie. It's arguably not even fair,
though it has a history behind it. Popular opinion has it that Peter
Sellers, the greatest screen comedian of his day, began a lengthy
descent from the clouds of his late '50s/early '60s apogee with this
silly sex farce co-starring his then-wife, Britt Ekland.
Sure, "The Bobo" isn't brilliant, and clearly suffers from Sellers'
Charlie Chaplin complex in that he portrays himself as something of a
dupe (a "bobo," as is said in the movie) in upholding the honor of a
supremely designing woman. But watching the film today is not
unpleasant. It's no great laugh fest, but it is amusing in parts, and
Sellers and Ekland have real chemistry. Sellers, just weeks away from
death in 1980 and reacting to Ekland's harsh depiction of him in her
tell-all auto, "True Brit," called the mother of his youngest child "a
professional girlfriend and an amateur actress" and though
uncharitable, that dig isn't without merit. It's just that there's more
on offer in this one time we got to see the husband and wife paired up
romantically on screen.
Sellers plays a singing matador named Juan Bautista, looking for his
big break on the streets of picaresque Barcelona. Impresario Carbonell
(Adolfo Celi), nursing a deep grudge against the tantalizing,
unavailable Olimpia Segura (Ekland) who lives across the street from
his favorite watering hole, offers Bautista a brief engagement - if the
singer can bed her.
"The Bobo" starts with real promise, taking advantage of its Catalonian
setting with an aerial shot of a Christ statue above the city of
Barcelona with soaring musical accompaniment that promises much. The
film itself starts slowly, with the setting of the bet between
Carbonell and Bautista and a demonstration of Olimpia's gold-digging
cruelty. Not many actual laughs, which is alright since it's not worth
setting expectations you are in for a particularly funny movie when you
aren't, but it's a start.
The middle section of "The Bobo" is good, though, at times brilliant.
I'm thinking mainly of the flamenco dance in which Bautista, early on
in his attempt to scam the lovely Olimpia, surrenders center-stage to
one of the most amazing dances ever seen on screen. The dancer looks
like Angus Young of AC/DC, but she is all woman, an arresting image of
the throes of passion which totally grabs you and holds you by the
throat as the camera lingers on her waist, her wrists, and the strands
of caramel hair glued to her Angelina Jolie lips while her heels beat
like the Four Horses of the Apocalypse. There's also a real funny exit
line from Bautista, easily the best laugh in the film.
I'd just be tempted to say hack director Robert Parrish just got lucky
there, but he shows more greatness in a sequence at a ritzy retreat
where Bautista, improvising like a madman, makes up excuses for a
non-existent count who is standing up an annoyed Olimpia. Great '60s
ambiance abounds, especially when a fey majordomo played enjoyably by
John Wells prances in to explain how everything works.
The film peters out after that, especially near the end when it comes
time for Bautista and Carbonell to settle up. Celi was such a great
presence in "Thunderball" you sort of know he was capable of more than
the script allowed him here.
Other parts of the film are similarly weak. There's a pathetic
journalist character played by Kenneth Griffith who is too unctuous and
gross to be enjoyed, and Sellers presses the pathos button too much.
Ekland's character is so nasty as to make her unlikable most of the
time we are watching her, which takes away from the pleasure of her
sexy presence more than it should. (Ekland does a good job in her
thankless role, though, better than we have any right to expect.) But
Barcelona in the later Franco era makes for a very exotic and enjoyable
atmosphere, especially when accompanied by a gorgeous score.
Would that Sellers had been a reasonable man, realizing he wasn't best
suited as a romantic hero but as a bumbler stealing the audience's
heart. "The Bobo" has moments where he plays for laughs, and moments
when he just vogues in a matador costume, and it's no trick seeing the
difference and which is better. But I enjoy watching "The Bobo," and I
suspect that, divorced from any great expectations, you will, too.
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