Worth seeing this movie just to see James Stewart - his performance was excellent. The script produced some excellent comedy moments and the cast performed admirably - just a pity the movie was poorly directed where there were some lapses where the movie crossed the line into being over the top.
Jimmy Stewart hangs with an invisible 6 foot tall rabbit in this film which is too cute for my tastes (I would have rather seen it veer into screwball territory, if that didn't also mean poking more fun at mental illness, which was unfortunate). Nowhere near as good as Stewart's classics (Vertigo, Rear Window, Anthony Mann westerns).
Despite fond memories of this film when I was young I found it bit hard going these days. Its theatrical origins are quite evident and the call for tolerance a little too cute.
Very very dated, but rather fun. Jimmy Stewart is somehow a bit unconvincing as the person whose unseen friend is Harvey -- he strives very hard to make us believe that he believes in Harvey, but he overdoes his gestures. Harvey may be (he claims) more than 6 feet tall etc., but Stewart goes out of his way to make such wide broad gestures that we kind of feel he would not do if Harvey were a real person whom others could see. Nevertheless, the film is fun to watch and though very dated, worth watching.
James Stewart was great in this film. He was very convincing as Elwood, the only man that can see his friend, Harvey, an invisible six foot tall rabbit. Elwood's sister and niece think he is crazy, and in the process of having him committed, a series of funny events occur, including his sister being mistakenly committed herself.
A good light-hearted family film that was easy to watch.
Loved it as a kid but has dated badly.
This film is in the made in the style of the 1940s screwball comedies. However
it never quite measured up to its promise. The film is uncertain whether it is
about the lack of toleration of eccentricity, or about alcoholism, or the appalling
1950's attitudes to mental illness. James Stewart is very good and there are a
few chuckles but ultimately the film felt dated and unsatisfying.
Any movie with James Stewart in it is worth watching. This is a lovely story about a man with an unusual friend and by the end of the movie I'm sure I could see him too! A film about acceptance and tolerance.
Wonderful simple comedy, with James Stewart coasting through life with kindness in his heart. Great family movie.