Film: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Opened: March 21, 1967

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Starring: Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, John Gavin, Carol Channing, Beatrice Lillie, Jack Soo & Pat Morita

A zany musical rom-com starring Julie Andrews, Thoroughly Modern Millie is better in its 2002 stage musical than the original film, but it’s a fun watch.

Millie Dillmount (Andrews) is a modern woman who is looking for a job where her boss is an eligible bachelor. She finds Trevor Graydon (John Gavin), who falls for Millie’s best friend Miss Dorothy Brown (Mary Tyler Moore).

What’s crazy about this plot is that in addition to the romantic love triangle, there’s also a side plot about women being sold into sex slavery by a white woman posing as an Asian. It shouldn’t work but somehow does most of the time.

Andrews plays more over-the-top in this than any other film she’s in and it’s fun to see a different side to her.

Final say: Just remember this was made in the 1960s. ★★★☆☆

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