Can't Stop the Music (Widescreen)
From the Back Cover
New York City DJ/songwriter Jack Morell (Steve Guttenberg) needs just one big b reak to get his music heard and land a record deal. But with the help of his retired super model roommate (Valerie Perrine) and an uptight tax attorney (Olympic champion Bruce Jenne r), they bring together six singing macho men from the Greenwich Village scene for an outr ageously 80s adventure of fun, fantasy and disco fever. Welcome to the not quite straight story of the creation of the Village People in their one and only musical extravaganza. This is Cant' Stop the Music!
Reviled by critics but beloved by fans, Cant' Stop the Music is still a jaw-droppin g experience for everyone. Tammy Grimes, Marilyn Sokol and June Havoc co-star in this not orious camp classic produced by Allan Carr (Grease) that features unforgettable dia logue, unimaginable performances, unbelievable production numbers of hits like "Y.M.C.A." and so much more!
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So it is with saddness that now, rediscovering the Village People once again through CD and DVD, that I read such bad reviews and comments about this movie. Is it a 'good' movie?? Depends on how you define 'good' - sure the movie has hamy acting, a paper thin plot, many continuity errors and a real sense of fantasy about it, but it also has the wonderful theme that dreams can come true. Can't Stop The Music also captures a period in history (1980) where there was still a shred of innocence left before the emotional and financial corruption of the 80's really came into prominence.
The movie will certainly appeal to many gay men such as myself. There are many subtle (and some not so subtle) gay references that Can't Stop The Music could be called the ultimate gay musical! I can certainly relate the overall campiness of the movie, as well as look longingly towards an era where body hair was actually considering desirable on a gay man!
For such a commercially unsuccessful movie, it is wonderful to see that effort has been made to release Can't Stop The Music on a well packaged DVD. Firstly we get a remixed audio soundtrack to take full advantage of home theatre systems, a high quality, clean widescreen transfer and good packaging.Read more ›
I think Can't Stop suffered because of the unexpected Disco backlash more than anything else. The script is awful, I agree, but production numbers are first rate and worth a look. There is far more happening in each scene here than in Olivia's Xanadu (could her male lead have been more wooden and incompentent?). One wonders what might have happened had Olivia done the movie as originally planned instead of Valerie Perrine as far as final popular appeal goes, but Ms Perrine works well with the limited material available.
Had this have been released in the summer of 1979, the reviews and pop culture position would have been far different. Disco has since resurrected itself in popular culture and on many retro FM radio formats. If anything, this movie proves that Disco WAS a worldwide gay/black/female phenomena (Disco Stu on The Simpsons notwithstanding) and was crucified at the hands of str8 male suburbia in 1980, as was a lot of music and culture: remember the massive sudden radio format shifts and resultant fashion changes that happened? The Police and Cheap Trick wouldn't have had careers.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
The producers of this megaflop have been trying to recoup their losses ever since, by periodically repackaging it and trying to promote it as a "camp classic". Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2004 by B. MACINTYRE
This film is one of the best musical movies ever made. The Village People are incredible. I highly recommend this film to everyone that likes to watch a bunch of fun people having... Read morePublished on May 20 2004 by Mynameisthis
There are some movies so horrible that you watch them, not out of guilty pleasure but rather with the same interest as rubbernecking a 20 car pile-up on a major highway. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by Paul A. Gilbert
OK, so I wasn't exactly a "star" in this epic, but I was in the final scene, filmed in San Francisco. Read more
Some movies are so inept and awful, that they're actually fun to watch. They have a certain charm that you feel like coming back to over and over again. Read morePublished on Aug. 30 2003 by Scott Leopold
Yes, it's a fun movie, but totally dispelled Village People's "gay underground" appeal and the group's popularity was never the same. Read morePublished on May 12 2003 by CWC
CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC is a film that was dated during its conception. The musical numbers are totally dumb, especially the silly "Milkshake" and the introduction number where Steve... Read morePublished on April 14 2003 by John L. Hughes, Jr.
" That was the worst and probabally one of the best movies ever". That was a direct quote from one of my best friends,and that I think sums up this movie. Read morePublished on March 26 2003 by darris
I was so thrilled to see this on DVD that I bought it the week it came out. (Insert 'of the closet' joke here. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2003 by Tim Brough
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