Review: Just Like a Woman
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital: Just Like a Woman (1967)
Imagine British comedy icon Wendy Craig in a massive ginger fright wig that would make Phil Spector jealous. Then imagine her, hot off the back of The Servant.
Wendy plays the part of Scilla Alexander who is married to Lewis McKenzie (Francis Matthews) a TV producer. His love of the booze and chatting up the females in his shows finally makes Scilla decide to leave him. She leaves his latest production and moves in with her friend John (John Wood). Scilla whiles away the time in her huge hypnotic wig by planning to build herself the ideal home, one ‘designed perfectly for baths and parties’.
Yes, it’s all very kooky swinging 60s with the mad Nazi architect, Graff von Fischer (Clive Dunn) whose staff dress as WWII pilots who travel about in The Messerschmitt KR200’s. While Barry Fantoni appears as a delightfully obnoxious and spaced-out pop star.
The one thing that seems glaringly obvious is that the majority of men in this film are overtly gay, including Scilla’s pissed husband. How I longed for Ollie Reed to pop up in a velvet kaftan to give her a good rogering, but alas, it was not to be, for Scilla and Lewis missed each other’s wacky behaviour enough to reunite.
While I was left wishing I’d watched something else.
- Titular Titler: an interview with title sequence designer Derek Nice
- Theatrical trailer
- Image gallery
- Limited edition booklet written by Neil Sinyard
Review by Tina from a disc kindly supplied by Network via Blue Dolphin PR.