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Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Reiner, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. Reiner

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    Went with a friend to see this and must say it wasn't bad at all, kind of fun actually and made us laugh many times.
    Though I guess it's fair to say that Richard Gere can't sing - but he perfectly fit his role otherwise - Catherine Zeta Jones McDonalds Douglas (or whatever her name is) did a pretty job. She did look fat though, but it was part of here role, too.
    Renee Zellweger did a what I would call fair job at singing. Personally I never liked her, especially not after seeing The Bachelor, but I guess her acting was ok.
    The music was pretty good, all that Jazz, you know ... :)

    Yeah, quite entertaining, funny and something different, thus:

    * * * * out of 5
     
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    Have you seen her in Nurse Betty or Bridget Jones' Diary? She's ace in both of those.

    Is this movie anything like Moulin Rouge (all songs, superficial plot)? I really hated that so am hesitant about bothering with this movie as it's another musical.
     
  3. Garrett

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    Reiner, is this a film where they sing through out, or in certain set scenes like My Fair Lady for example?
     
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    Chicao the movie is more akin to going to the theatre than watching a film, almost the entire film is song and conducted 'to camera' just like a stage show.

    I quite enjoyed it though, as I'm not keen on musical films where there is dialogue interrupted by song, but this was pretty much all song...
     
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    They should have left it in the theatre - very disappointed. Nearly fell asleep in places.

    Was I the only one ? I don't think so.
     
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    Thanks for that. I shall now be avoiding it like the Plague :smashin:
     
  7. Reiner

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    Well, it was a mix with the 'real world' (no singing) and an artisitic view on the same using a stage and singing. Probably 50:50 I would rekon. The plot itself wasn't superficial though.

    I did like Moulin Rouge as well in a way but it's different to Chicago.
     
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    I'm actually going to give it a go, avoided Moulin Rouge at the cinema, and once i actually saw it on DVD, I was kicking myself at missing it on the really big screen.
     

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