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I generally can't stand musicals, but...,
This review is from: Top Hat (DVD)
This is a musical for those people who hate musicals...
I think you would have to be the biggest curmudgeon in the world not to find this movie fun and joyful. If this movie does not improve your mood, there is probably something seriously wrong with you.
I'm not kidding.
Not only am I not a fan of musicals, but I also am not a fan of dancing. I mean, watching dancing is okay, but I don't go out of my way to watch it.
But the dancing that Fred and Ginger do, here, is nothing short of brilliant. Not only that, it is so joyous. You can just tell that they (Fred, especially) just LOVES dancing! You feel it, and it makes YOU love dancing, too; you just can't help but love what they do, it is infectious.
Also, the story is very funny, full of improbably twists and turns, and very good comedic timing and jokes.
And of course, Ginger... Oh, to have been Fred, with those gorgeous eyes, that gorgeous face looking at me like that... She was way before my time, and is not "Playboy" beautiful. She's just so damned cute. How could anyone not find her irresistable?
I don't usually gush like this, you can check my other reviews. I guess this movie brings out the sap in me. What can I say?
I love this movie.
By the way, there seem to be 2 major camps: those who think this is the best of the Ginger and Fred movies, and those who think that honor goes to "Swing Time". My wife and I both found "Swing Time" to be far less satisfying than "Top Hat". Basically, the dancing and singing are about equally great; but the story of "Top Hat" is much better and the jokes much funnier in "Top Hat".
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Initial post: Dec 19, 2011 6:53:53 AM PST
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art enthusiast says:
I don't feel the comment "Playboy beautiful" is appropriate. Pornography and sexual expolitation of women is reprehensible to any compassionate person.
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