Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Life of Reilly


There's more to a person than meets the eye. A few weeks ago, I was browsing through Netflix and saw the filmed staging of Charles Nelson Reilly's one-man play, The Life of Reilly. I picked the movie not expecting much. This is probably the best one "man show" I have ever seen. It was funny, touching, and at times sad.

I remember Charles Nelson Reilly from his appearances on TV game shows (i.e. Match Game) and the TV sitcom, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. I never found him particularly entertaining or interesting. Boy, was I wrong about him. He turns out to have a quirky sense of humor, a compelling persona, and above all, intelligent wit.  This is what entertainment is all about. What a wonderful man he was. I recommend this DVD!

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