JunkerSeed Posted December 29, 2002 Share Posted December 29, 2002 Yes, despite the presence of Richard Gere (who actually does a *gasp*, good job), this is a very good movie! It's one big ball of energy. Very fast movie, it just keeps... moving... coulda been 5 hours and felt like 1. Chicago tells the story of a wannabe performer standing trial for murdering a man. It's a great story about celebrity, spectacle, and the media. The movie goes by as quickly an chaotically as somebody's time in the spotlight. Very good stuff. While pretty much everybody did a fine job on the musical side of things, Catherine Zeta Jones easily stole the show. She was cool as hell, seems born to do this type of performing. Renee Zellwegger does very well for herself too. Gere is hit or miss, his first song is kinda odd, he lays the accent on real thick and sounds like a wannabe sean connery, but he does alright in the other songs. Queen Latifah is in this, and I might have been able to enjoy her song, if her enormous, disgusting boobs weren't hanging out of a tight dress for the whole goddamned thing... god that was sick.... Even John C. Reilly (Magnolia, Gangs of new york) has a cool little song of his own, I was glad they let him sing too. Anyways, I wouldn't mind seeing a few more of these musicals trickle in if they keep the same great kinetic energy, style, and heart that this one and moulin rouge had. Wouldn't be surprised if this was a big oscar contender, stuff like "the hours" "Far from heaven" and "gangs of new york" might be a little too dreary and depressing for the academy. Fine movie, I know nothing about musicals, and I've never seen the stage version, so it'd be cool to hear the opinions of the people on the board into that stuff (I know you're out there!) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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