It’s an interesting one, I can’t quite explain why. It gets such high praise, yet for all the wrong reasons.
Marilyn Monroe was actually a good actress, and her character Roslyn is the only sympathetic character in the movie. Everyone in that film treated her like an object and only tried to treat her nicely because they wanted her for her body. I don’t know if that was social commentary or personal opinion on Arthur Miller’s part.
Clark Gable was old and disgusting. And his character was the biggest jerk of the bunch. Montgomery Clift was okay, I guess.
Eli Wallach, though, he really shone as conflicted a-hole Guido. I don’t know what else to say about him, he was amazing! His eyes, they brightened, flared and danced with every bitter emotion that came over Guido. It was like poetry. And what an incredible dancer he was! If this movie has something for the ladies, this is it!
Overall, it’s a weird and disturbing film, sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad way. I dunno. I think you should give it a watch.