Saturday, July 19, 2008

I'm Going To See It Anyway. . . . .

Rarely have I enjoyed a film review that trashes a film I want to see, (and hope to love), as much as I enjoyed this one.

I knew I was going to love this bad review when I read:

The musical numbers look like they were choreographed by Corky St. Clair

I mean, after that, she's just daring me to see it anyway, right?

Well, I am an unabashed fan of musicals, be they on stage or forever embedded in celluloid.

So, have any of you seen it yet? Bee liked it. I'll bet I do to.


SaoirseDaily2 said...

I definitely want to see it! I know after I see it I will be singing all those songs! Won't my co-workers be happy? My feet are up. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and staying cool in the hot Texas heat. I've been watching that series Black Gold. Makes me hot just watching them work in that heat.

Thanks you visiting and leaving a comment.

pidomon said...

hmmmm no saw that manly man movie Dark Knight instead :)

Actually am curious to see how Pierce Brosnan is in it

kkryno said...

I saw a British version of this a number of years back. I loved it! I think everyone involved in making this movie this time just wanted a lark. My gut says anything with Meryl can't be bad. My sister has only seen the stage production (of which I haven't had the pleasure)and recommends it enthusiastically. Happy musical movies are few and far between these days, and unfairly poo-pooed.

Bee said...

I will be the first to say that this is a cheesy movie -- extra-cheesy, even -- but sometimes that's what you want in a summer movie.

Pierce B, although I do love him, really can't sing at all -- and even Meryl is a bit "pitchy." All of the middle-aged women are raunchy and deeply embarrassing, and yet . . .

You either get a kick out of Abba songs or you don't.

Bitty said...

Well, this, to me, explained the whole review, emphasis mine:

A lot of readers, and no doubt box-office numbers, will disagree with me, but many Pajibans know where I stand on musicals in general, and sentimental gak in particular...

I also read a subtext of contempt for those "middle-aged." May you live so long, honey.

So to her (was that a her?) it was craptacular before production even began.

I know a lot of people eager to see it, and maybe because of the "extra cheese," as Bee said. I'm sure someday I'll see it on video.

May it make lots of moolah.

KC said...

You're going to hate me for saying this, but I saw a clip of this film on the news this morning (without knowing what it was at the time) and stood aghast at how horrible it looked. Sugar sweet dancing and singing. Then I saw Meryl Streep and thought "what's she doing in this pile of ...?" If it makes me seem any nicer/less snarky, I'm not interested in seeing The Dark Knight either. :-)

Brave Sir Robin said...


You are a Theatre person!! I haven't seen it on stage, but it was pretty popular when it was touring.

Did you like Hairspray?

KC said...

I saw the orignal movie of Hairspray (with Devine), but have no desire to see the new version. I've been working in theatre on and off for about 20 years, but I'm just recently getting into musical theatre. I've seen some that I love and quite a few musicals that I hate. Have you seen Batboy? Urinetown? Both of those are fabulous if you ever get a chance to see them. :-)

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