I think you missed the point completely. I thought it was brilliant and so totally captured the love over ambition challenge. To me, it was not about the dancing or singing...or the brightly colored skirts. I am retired from professional theatre and have age and experience on my side - watched all the old musicals, as I am really ancient. Also saw many an actor who said, "I'm going to LA.", only to see them drag back into town two years later completely burned out. I got the movie 100% and would see it again!
"It's too long, the music isn't great, and I can't stand all the brightly colored twirling skirts." What a fucking joke you are. You probably wanted to make films yourself but you never made it so you throw out your miserable hatred on everything you can't understand. Let people dream and enjoy stuff that they believe is beautiful. Fucking Pseudo intellectual cunts.
A vastly overrated musical--Boring, too long, and irrelevant, at least to me. But, the Hollywood cronies love it. I was unable to sit through the entire film. I want my time back.
I love You Molly...you're just right
I apologize to "littlenightmusic" for clicking on "dislike"...was a finger error...sorry. I salute your comment instead.
Best regards from Panama
I love you. Before reading your opinion I felt like a pariah...kind of alien...now I'm alive again. Best regards from Panama
I couldn't agree more with the opening sentence of this review ("John Prine should be one of the four faces on songwriting's Mount Rushmore, cheek by jowl with Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen."). He's way under-rated. But I think the list should include Kris Kristofferson, and make it FIVE faces.
What's next ? Remakes of those embarrassingly horrible, loony Busby Berkeley musical disasters of the 30s and 40s ?
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