Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Chorus Line

The Grandmother was not favorably impressed by A Chorus Line, but I enjoyed it. I had seen it several times before, but she never had. She said, "I haven't seen any of the new movies." I told her it came out 26 years ago, but that seems new to her. The only thing that interested her was that Theatre Memphis had done it years ago. She said she could see why it would be popular with community theaters. It's directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Michael Douglas as the director of a new Broadway musical just beginning auditions. Terrance Mann (who was in Solarbabies and Mrs. Santa Clause, but we won't hold that against him) is the assistant choreographer.


Spirituality and Practice says,
Thousands of talented dancers and singers flock to New York City every year with hopes of landing a role in a Broadway musical.... This screen adaptation of the Broadway musical offers a loving tribute to these "gypsies" and the gusto they bring to their craft.
Time Out doesn't like it. DVD Talk calls it a "badly filmed play" and the "movie non-event of 1985". Roger Ebert gives it 3 1/2 stars.

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