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zmu| Chicago
ID:
2003
Comments:
Director: Rob Marshall
Screenplay: Maurine Dallas Watkins
Producer: Don Carmody
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs, Cliff Saunders
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 113
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Spanish
Features:
Studio:  Miramax Home Entertainment DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Dec 2005 Discs:  2 (Cloud) [$19.99]
Purchase: 
Reviews:  Bob Fosse's sexy cynicism still shines in "Chicago", 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, but "Chicago" reeks 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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