Posted in: Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on September 3rd, 2005
With Six You Get Eggroll is special for one reason. Other than the politically incorrect title, the movie features the last film appearance by Doris Day. Too bad she couldn’t go out with a bang. I will admit: I like Doris Day. The Man Who Knew Too Much is a great film. And all that “Pillow Talk” stuff. C’mon, it’s fun. But let’s get to the Eggroll, shall we?
With Six… starts off as a fairly realistic romance/comedy. Day plays Abby McClure, the owner of a construction company (…). She’s also single with kids. Enter Jake, played by Brian Keith. He’s also on the lookout for a partner. But, naturally, complications arise; and one of these complications is Jake’s overly protective daughter (played by a very young Barbara Hershey). However, the obstacles that keep Day and Keith apart get increasingly “wacky”. Hippies and motorcycles come into play; it’s not a pretty sight. It’s sad when a 50’s icon tries to be “with it” in the late 60’s. But, on a happier note, George Carlin (in his first movie appearance) shows up for some fun.
The audio is pretty good. You can listen in Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0. The mix is strong and well balanced. Dialogue comes through fairly cleanly. And the band, The Grassroots, can be heard loud and clear. This may or may not be a good thing.
The 1.85:1 widescreen also looks good. I had never heard of this movie, and the transfer holds up for 1968. Some minor source artifacts, but the colors look bright and sharp. Well done.
With Six You Get Eggroll is a strange film. It’s part family romance (a la Brady Bunch), part wacky hippie comedy. The movie doesn’t really work, and it’s a shame this is Doris Day’s last movie. Well…you know what they say…que sera sera.