It's unusual to get even one addition to the musical genre these days, but getting two in the same month is something of a miracle. Even more so when you consider how good both were. If Moulin Rouge is 2001's answer to the traditional musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch owes more to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. But unlike Rocky Horror, Hedwig is brilliantly directed, features fully developed three-dimensional characters, offers a beautifully constructed story and electrifying performances. Couple all of this with plenty of irreverent gags, terrific moments of melodrama and a rousing mixture of punk music and ballads and you have a film which feels like nothing else currently out there... and that's definitely a good thing.
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