begins and ends with the song “thank heaven for little girls.” pretty gross if you ask me. it’s about an older dude who courts a young lady in turn of the century paris. the sets are nice and the songs aren’t too obnoxious. that said, this isn’t my kind of film. there are little laughs from time to time, but when i wasn’t grossed out by the near-father figure courting the titular young lady, i was bored by the music and slow pace. it has an inevitable ending that i suppose is a crowd pleaser so long as i’m not in the crowd. according to the academy this film is better than vertigo. uh, i think not. maybe the worst decision in the academy’s history? i’ll try to do some sort of recap of my quest to watch all the aa best picture winners.