They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants
  • 1971
  • US
  • 1h 38min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Anthony Harvey
  • Written by: James Goldman
  • Cast: George C Scott, Joanne Woodward

The suggestive relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Watson is taken to its logical conclusion as the characters are transposed to 1970s New York for a romantic comedy of self-delusion, in which Justin Playfair/Holmes (Scott) has a psychotic disorder and Dr Mildred Watson (Woodward) is his psychiatrist. Dated but enjoyably quirky psychobabble comedy held together by two great leads.

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