Perhaps in these trying times you could use a movie so absurd and over-the-top fabulous that your mind is unable to retain its grip on worries. If so, have I got one for you: What A Way To Go! (1964)

Star-studded: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Dick Van Dyke, and Margaret Dumont.

Edith Head with a half-million dollar costume budget (in 1964 dollars!). MacLaine has 73 costume changes and each one is amazing.

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Minimal plot

Madcap hijinks

Mostly not super cringy to watch with 21st century eyes

Nice huge dance number with Kelly and MacLaine

Two songs, but by Comden and Green (who also wrote the screenplay), so they are not terrible

Kinda stupid

Extremely funny

If you’re prepared for goofy, this movie will cure what ails ya.

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