Saturday, January 08, 2011
Elvis Trailer-Change of Habit
This was the second of only two Elvis films I saw in a theater. I was at a friend's house on a Sunday afternoon in 1969 when his mom asked if we wanted to go see it with her. After a quick call to my mom for an okay, we were on our way. This was after his comeback special. He looked good here and really tried in a serious, mostly non-musical role as an inner city doctor...who may or may not be falling for naive nun Mary Tyler Moore(!!). In the manner of many of the "relevant" films and TV episodes of the day, CHANGE OF HABIT has not aged well at all and comes across now as incredibly heavy-handed. Elvis had had enough and would do no more acting at all.