When the movie you were supposed to watch won’t play, you pivot immediately to the colorful and charming ONCE UPON A MATTRESS.
The original Broadway production launched the career of a young comedienne named Carol Burnett. Now she takes the role of the conniving Queen Aggravaine, scheming to make sure her son never marries and stays her little baby forever. Until Princess Winifred (Tracey Ullman) shows up.
Ullman and Burnett are fantastic apart, but even better when sharing the screen. Denis O’Hare makes Prince Dauntless charming (a minor miracle). Tom Smothers, Zooey Deschanel, Matthew Morrison – it’s a terrific cast! Directed by Kathleen Marshall (Tony winning choreographer), the dances are top notch, and the story zips along.
But what we mostly talk about this episode are the costumes.
Take a listen, and then find the movie and take a watch! And then tell us which costume was your favorite!
Once Upon a Mattress (2005)
Rating: 6.4/10 (1,025 votes)
Director: Kathleen Marshall
Writer: Marshall Barer (musical), Dean Fuller (musical), Jay Thompson (musical), Mary Rodgers (musical), Janet Brownell (teleplay)
Stars: Carol Burnett, Tracey Ullman, Denis O'Hare, Zooey Deschanel
Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Released: 18 Dec 2005
Plot: In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", Queen Aggravain has ruled that none may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to ...