“Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!” –Saint Mame Dennis, Plumcake’s patron saint, better known as Auntie Mame
Truer words have never been spoken, or if they have, they haven’t been spoken with such pizazz, or with such a fabulous cigarette holder. Like D.V. The Autobiography of Diana Vreeland, this entire screenplay should be committed to memory, INCLUDING blocking.
While not strictly a Christmas movie, it squeaks by on sheer fabulosity points and an integral Christmas scene. Fun fact: the tune “We Need a Little Christmas” is from the musical version of Auntie Mame.
Also, please note this is the Roz Russell version, while we love Lucy, the less said about her inferior-in-every-way remake the better.
Click to buy/download. You’ll thank me later.