Singin' In The Rain
Gene Kelly ("An American in Paris") stars as a Hollywood star of the silent era who finds his career jeopardized when he and his shrill-voiced leading lady must appear in a talkie together.
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Often considered the finest musical of all time.
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Fresh: Compounded generously of music, dance, color, spectacle and a riotous abundance of Gene Kelly, Jean Hagen and Donald O'Connor on the screen, all elements in this rainbow program are carefuly contrived and guaranteed to...put you in a buttercup mood.
- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Fresh: One of the shining glories of the American musical.
- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I like musicals but not this kind. Gene Kelly is a real charmer and his persona really shines through what is really a ridiculous story with songs that have no relevance to what's going on at all. The song 'Make em' laugh' has to be one of the most annoying ever written and always seems to be sung by the most unfunny of people. All that aside, the dream-like dance scenes were great and you can't be anything but impressed by the production, not a bad film at all, just not my cup of tea. The rating is based purely on my enjoyment.
- SirPant, Friday, October 29, 2010
Don Lockwood: Which of my pictures have you seen? Kathy: I don't remember. I saw one once. Don Lockwood: You saw one once? Kathy: Yes, I think you were dueling and there was a girl - Lina Lamont. But I don't go to the movies much. If you've seen one you've seen them all. Don Lockwood: Thank you. Kathy: Oh, no offense. Movies are entertaining enough for the masses but the personalities on the screen just don't impress me. I mean they don't talk, they don't act, the just make a lot of dumb show. Well, you know While I admire a lot of the choreography that was involved in this movie, its a credit to how much I don't care for musicals that I wasn't very taken by this film. I enjoyed the mean Lina Lamont character, along with Debbie Reynolds and fast actin' Donald O'Connor, but Gene Kelly kinda bugged me. Really, much of this film revolved around extended dance/musical numbers, which was expected, but not really executed in a way that kept my interest held intently. Lina: Oh Donny! You couldn't kiss me like that and not mean it just a teensy bit! Don Lockwood: Meet the greatest actor in the world! I'd rather kiss a tarantula. Lina: You don't mean that. Don Lockwood: I don't - - Hey Joe, get me a tarantula.
- DrZeek, Thursday, June 17, 2010