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Great movie! Not for younger audiences!
on October 1, 2015
Absolutely fabulous movie! We saw Chicago on stage, and the music was stuck in my head so long, that I simply had to buy the movie to hear it all again! The story is great, too, speaking of the corruption and ways of the media, not only in the past, but in the present as well. The stage is well-set, and this is one of the best movies ever. With catchy music, a drawing story, and moments of hilarity and sadness, the movie is certainly a hit. Not for younger audiences, as it does have murder, sexual themes, etc.. This movie is not similar to many other stage-to-film movies, as it is not simply a "view from the audience," nor is it a film following one person around and expanding beyond the text of the original. It has jumps from on-stage to in the jail, but is done really well. It's like a combination of watching from the audience and seeing a movie, or cut scenes from the past, at the same time. We watched this on stage as a family, then bought the film, and a few weeks later, we watched it. Most agreed the experiences were different, both good, but the film does a great job of recreating the play in a unique and enjoyable way.