Top positive review
excellent film and musical great numbers and much thrown in
on July 2, 2013
If you like gene kelly and musicals youll like this. Musicals had their heydey in the 40s and 50s and MGM had them in colour and even the more lacklustre betty grable musicals were in colour, not many films were meaning they were willing to spend money on them and budgets, people came to see them i find them fun, almost like a variety show. There are many musical stars i like kelly and judy garland(who made to few)..there are many other famous dancers fred astaire and others..Kelly i like and its hard to figure out why? Here we have debbie reynolds donald oconnor a star studded cast and many musical numbers make'em laugh and others. At the end of the film we recall Kelly and the film is meant to revolve around him and Reynolds(and she does a great commentarty)..its an ironic film in a way the rain scene is wonderfully filmed and the dancing is great..on these musicals the stunts the dancing and the film are well choreographed and its exciting..athletic and gymnastic oriented kelly was in shape and muscular..its a thrill to watch him go through the gyrations almost perfect like turning a critic into an admirer..thats why people are hesitant to make musicals at times but some famous names have tried catherine zeta jones anne hathaway..and are the women as good as dancers as the men. IN terms of gymnastics and gyrations and other manipulations its not fair to compare the two..in that sense fred astaire and ball room dancers type..the AStaire film is a different form of dancing..Kelly is really startling..here theres a script..about love and this film is about youth..love and its power and hows Kelly come across it seems sentimental and all too nice it was..and meant to be..and they seem pleasent in this musical love sonnet..a musical love melodrama..i like the Kelly type musical..as a dancer and performer he has his own type of musical..and hes an actor of his own stamp also..enjoyable and classic! A love musicall..i think the best musical and they note that also..i like these humorous type musicals rather than the too austere type...that suits Kelly fine..the comedy..thats why critics found Brigadoon hard to take as i do,,Dore Schary took the studio over, as Reynolds notes..and musicals died out at this studio the championof the art form. Why? Hard to say..ask Schary and who made these decisions..Reynolds is all too appealing as the love interest and comes off better in the emotion of love..all too believable in their love scenes..and brings life to the role and kelly as the Wooer..giving it all a classic type love story in the rain..rain and being young when we are prevented from following through on our hearts desire..almost jailed inside..but they plow through the rain dancing and hoofing..the power of love..Good Musical..