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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful production, but Broderick is miscast
On the whole, I prefer this 2003 Disney production of THE MUSIC MAN to the original 1962 movie version. The original was full of bright, garish colors that emphasized the cast members' age and made the supposedly turn-of-the-century high school gym look more like the one in WEST SIDE STORY. By contrast, the new version recreates the period beautifully, with muted colors...
Published on July 7 2004

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3.0 out of 5 stars A pointless but nicely done film.
The age old question - why remake a classic?
The original The Music Man is, in my opinion, one of the greatest movie musicals ever made (as I outline in my review of it). When I saw that it had been remade I was, at once, horrified and fascinated. What will they have done to improve the original? Could they improve the original? Well, the short answer is they...
Published on July 7 2004 by Mark Clegg

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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent!, Dec 24 2003
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This review is from: The Music Man (DVD)
Matthew Broderick does an amazing job as Harold Hill. This has always been one of my favorite musicals, and they have certainly done it justice. A young, fresh new cast who can sing surprisingly well and play the role of their character with dramatic finess. If you liked the original, you will enjoy this "version"!
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