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Chicago (Widescreen Edition) (2002)
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Bob Fosse's sexy cynicism still shines inChicago, a faithful movie adaptation of the choreographer-director's 1975 Broadway musical. Of course the story, all about merry murderesses and tabloid fame, is set in the Roaring '20s, butChicagoreeks of '70s disenchantment--this isn't just Fosse's material, it's his attitude, too. That's probably why the movie's breathless observations on fleeting fame and fickle public taste already seem dated. However, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones are beautifully matched as Jazz Age vixens, and Richard Gere gleefully sheds his customary cool to belt out a showstopper. (Yes, they all do their own singing and dancing.) Whatever qualms musical purists may have about director Rob Marshall's cut-cut-cut style, the film's sheer exuberance is intoxicating. Given the scarcity of big-screen musicals in the last 25 years, that's a cause for singing, dancing, cheering. And all that jazz.--Robert Horton
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Director: Rob Marshall
Genre: Music, Musical
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
Runtime: 113 minutes
Studio: Miramax Home Entertainment
Lunch Average Rating: +3 (51 ratings)
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