Cher: The Film Collection (Good Times / Chastity / Silkwood / Moonstruck / Mermaids / Tea with Mussolini)
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(Nov 02, 2010)
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This is a set of films that Cher fans, movie fans, cine-philes, and everyone in between can enjoy. Six movies featuring our girl Cher are presented beautifully in one collection for a reasonable price.
Good Times (1967) was an outrageous vehicle for Sonny and Cher. This movie was made slightly before their hugely successful TV show. Good Times is about Sonny trying to come up with an idea for a movie for the two of them to star in. It is goofy and extremely campy; what would you expect from these two. Not the greatest movie in the collection, but worth a watch on a lazy afternoon. William Friedkin (The Exorcist) makes his directorial debut.
Chastity (1969) sounds familiar? Sonny and Cher's daughter, well now son, was conceived during the making of this movie. She was named after this movie, not the movie being named after her (contrary to popular belief). Sonny wrote this for Cher because he wanted to showcase her as a serious actress. This may be Sonny's best attempt to be serious, but the goofiness of the movie is almost outweighing the seriousness. The drama that went on behind the scenes on this movie would have made for a better movie. Cher cheated on Sonny because she was furious with him over how Chastity was turning out. There is next to no plot to this movie. Cher plays Chastity, a curious girl exploring the world of sex and drugs.
Silkwood (1983) is amazing. Cher plays a supporting character, Dolly, who is Meryl Streep's roommate and best friend. Cher plays a lesbian with no flash or fance....and she does it beautifully. Never before or after has Cher looked so homely. This film is a drama in the highest degree.Read more ›
This set features six of Cher's films, from major boxoffice bombs to Oscar winning films that have gone on to be loved by fans and critics alike. The first two movies are really unforgettable: "Good Times" (1967) features Sonny and Cher as themselves doing spoofs of various films. As bad as that one is "Chasity" (1969), named after their daughter, is even worse. Written and produced by Sonny it was suppose to showcase Cher's dramatic capabilites. Instead both films are pretty much forgotten and although they were terrible one can see the potential Cher had, even at this early point in her career, to become a respected and sought-after actress. It is evident: the talent was there, but the material was non-existent.
Next we have "Silkwood" (1983). Although a major movie vehicle for Meryl Streep, Cher proved she could act with the best of actresses and hold her own. She really steals the film. While watching Cher in this, you forget about the music, the Bob Mackie costumes, and the persona; instead you see a future Oscar winner toning her craft.
Of course everyone knows "Moonstruck" (1987), the movie that garnered Cher her Oscar as Best Actress where she proved to everyone, even the Hollywood naysayers, that she COULD act. Sonny Bono told her on the day of the Academy Award's ceremony that she was going to win...obviously he always knew she had the talent.Read more ›
It is the release of "Burlesque" that prompts MGM to package six of the actresses performance into "Cher: The Film Collection" which hit shelves on November 2nd 2010. Though the set does not include some of the films you may expect such as "Mask", "The Witches of Eastwick", and "Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmie Dean Jimmie Dean", the set does provide one with the evolution of an actress. The exclusion of the above mentioned films certainly has more to do with studio politics than with their respective worthiness.
The films in the collection include six films for the true Cher fan, but only three for movie fans. Opening with "Good Times" from 1967 we are introduced to Cher, and then husband and performing partner Sonny Bono, playing themselves trying to come up with an idea for a movie in which they can star and thus capitalize on the fame currently being generated by their hit records. "Good Times" combines the camp of the beach movies of the era with the sketch comedy that Sonny and Cher would display in their hit television show. The comedy sketches on the "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" usually lasted about five minutes, which is how much actual good time can be found in this bomb.
Two years later Sonny would write and produce "Chastity" in an attempt to showcase Cher as a serious actress.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This Collection is awesome!! The wife extremely loves this set of movies. would recommend this to any Cher fan!!Published 11 months ago by Shawn Hohnstein
Moonstruck is the standout; 2 more are good and 2 are not so good. Every part she plays is Cher which works for some movies and not so much for others.Published 17 months ago by ACAR
Awesome collection from one off the best actresses of our time. I know its asking a lot , but would love "Witches Of East wick" & "Suspect" included. Read morePublished 18 months ago by D.J. Valentino
"Tea with Mussolini" is one of those films you can watch again and again & see something new and be entertained all over again. One of Cher's finest roles in my opinion. Read morePublished 22 months ago by L. Hontz
The best collection of Cher movies
Lo mejor : Moonstruck, y para los coleccionistas: Good Times y Chastity, que son las primeras películas de Cher.
All the movies were great. Cher is awesome and just what you would expect from her. I will watch them over and over againPublished on June 18, 2014 by d lang
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