Yours, Mine and Ours (1968) - Comedy, Family

Hohum Score

7

Engaging

A widower with ten children falls for a widow with eight, and they must decide about forming a huge, unconventional family.

IMDB: 7.2
Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda
Length: 111 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 7 out of 67 found boring (10.44%)

One-line Reviews (23)

It is mind boggling to ponder someone having this many children.

In some movies the message is so redundant you are bored.

While it may appear on the surface to be a series of mundane occurrences (doing laundry, tending to a sick child, grocery shopping, family dinner arguments, a young girl's first party dress, Christmas morning, even the military precision necessary to feed 18 children breakfast and get them off to school), it works on a much deeper level and shows the viewer the great selfless compassion and love the parents have for the children, and ultimately the children have for the parents.

The genuine humor inherent in such a situation as this is more contrived than natural except for a few funny moments.

While not as hip as the same year's "With Six You Get Eggroll", this depiction of a decidedly more old-fashioned family is more endearing and really more entertaining.

There are proper funny scenes (the older kids getting Lucille Ball unknowingly drunk scene) and moments with secondary characters (the whole family doctor visiting the house scene concluded as he slides down the stairs like a kid) that help give the film good dynamism entertainment wise where it easily just could've been a plain collection of strong morals and values depicted in boring old scenes.

OK, it was an enjoyable family movie.

The end was very predictable and *mild spoiler* I knew Lucy's character would get pregnant again.

Definitely worth watching.

There's a lot that's predictable here, but it's still enjoyable.

I recently caught this movie on TV and enjoyed it again from an adult perspective.

If you found that entertaining in any way, you will love the original.

Yours, Mine and Ours is a dull family comedy, annoying as much as it's comedic.

Some funny moments, and the picture looks handsome enough, but the plot predicaments get tiresome.

This warm and entertaining comedy stars Lucille Ball as Helen North, a widowed naval nurse, who is the mother of eight children who meets and falls in love with Frank Beardsley (Henry Fonda), a widowed naval officer, who is the father of ten children and the obvious complications that ensue when Helen and Frank decide to marry and blend their families.

"All in all, this is an extremely enjoyable romantic comedy that grandkids can watch with their grandparents where everyone will be entertained and nobody will be embarassed.

This film could have been sappy, but instead it's snappy, and still sentimental.

My thoughts: This movie was a waste of time and it was bad.

Very enjoyable, witty, sunny: just what this kind of movie should be.

Henry Fonda's entertaining vehicle with young people and agreeable actors .

just a little snappy warmth on a cold night .

The picture is pretty entertaining and amusing , the film contains bemusing scenes , zany shenanigans , continuous laughters and various chuckles with lots of fun .

It shows a lot more then the new movie, So that's why we enjoyed it.