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Xanadu

2 Ratings: 3.5
Cult Movies and Musicals & Performing Arts movie directed by Robert Greenwald

A wimpy remake of an already anemic movie (the 1947 Rita Hayworth vehicleDown to Earth), this glitzy musical from 1980 improbably stars Olivia Newton-John as a heavenly muse sent here to help open a roller-derby disco. Gene Kelly is mixed up in this … see full wiki

Director: Robert Greenwald
Genre: Cult Movies, Music, Musical
2 reviews about Xanadu
review by . February 28, 2006
I'm afraid my recommendation for the musical fantasy "Xanadu" is based solely on my own personal tastes. When analyzed from a strictly cinematic point of view, it is a pretty bad film: the performances were less than stellar, the story was weak, the dialogue was awful, and the ending was completely ill fitting (not to mention nonsensical). And let's not forget the special effects, which are so unflatteringly dated. It's easy to see why the critics had a field day with this and why it did so poorly …
review by . March 17, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
XANADU is a harmless, fluffy little musical from the 80's, and is a guilty pleasure movie that sits right up there with DIRTY DANCING and FOOTLOOSE in terms of being dorky but charming.Let's take a trip back in time...to a time when legwarmers, headbands and stonewash jeans were in vogue....oh no! It's the 80's!XANADU tells the story of aspiring artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck - THE WARRIORS) who has the dream but lacks the spirit to make the dream a reality. Enter roller-skating muse, Kira (Olivia …
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