This movie is just too cool!!! I can watch it over-and-over again because of the great cast and fun storyline. Is it dated? Oh, brother, is it!!! Is it goofy? Oh yeah, it is!!! Is it fun? By a boat load it's FUN!!! This film is forever trapped in its time but what a fantastic nugget of colorful late sixties optimism. Be sure and check out the music too. It's really a good time; although badly lipsynched. That's just adds to all the wacky, boisterous, frivolity of this great romp.
I bought this movie as a Christmas gift. It's fantastic to watch with a cold winter chill blasting the windows of a snow-trapped home. Oh, it's no shotgun wedding affair. More of a, "let's get the family together", kind of movie. The oldsters can remember it from their childhood, the kids can laugh at the wild fashion, (which keeps coming back), and everyone has a merry time.
I simply must point out the onscreen chemistry between dear Tony Randall and Janet Leigh. Who would have thought?!?!? They've got that special "something", which as an adult watching it now, I didn't notice as a kid. Back then I was too busy enjoying the animals, the scuba diving, the underwater house, the band and those too-hip-to-be-hip clothes.
Now, you rate this movie for what it is . . . pure family, (anybody really), entertainment. For that you can't beat this film!!! Rush out and get it for your whole gang today, man!!!