Monday, November 28, 2011


When this one was over and I asked The Grandmother what she thought of it, she said, "I didn't think much of it." Neither of us had seen it. Chicago is a 2002 musical starring Richard Gere as a high-powered high-cost defense attorney, Rene Zellweger as wanna-be vaudeville star Roxie who kills her lover, Catherine Zeta-Jones as a showgirl who kills her sister, Queen Latifah as the prison matron "Mama" and John C. Reilly as Roxie's dupe of a husband. I got a kick out of it.


It won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

When You're Good to Mama:

Roger Ebert calls the film "big, brassy fun". gives it a positive review. Slant Magazine finds fault with the direction and almost everything else.

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