Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chicago (2002)

Number Rolled: 36
Movie Name/Year: Chicago (2002)
Genre: Music & Musical
Length: 113 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: Rob Marshall
Writer: Bill Condon, Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb, Maurine Dallas Watkins
Actors: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Taye Diggs, Dominic West, Lucy Liu, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Deirdre Goodwin, Mya, Susan Misner, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova

Chances are, if you haven’t seen some version of this movie, you’ve still heard a song or two. Maybe caught a quote from somewhere. There is no doubt that the script and base of Chicago is a classic. Attractive women dancing in near-nothing and killing jerks – all to a catchy musical score? What’s not to like?

Personally, I liked Catherine Zeta-Jones much better than Renee Zellweger. For the basic casting, her body type is just better for the time the script is supposed to be set in. I also think she has a better range throughout the movie where Zellweger has her moments but is otherwise flat.

I wish I had something to compare this version to. I’d love to say I’ve seen it on Broadway or in one of the older movie adaptations, unfortunately I haven’t. After seeing this one, however, I will. It may have had its flatter parts, but I still absolutely loved it.

Overall Opinion – 4/5

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