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Bill McLaughlin's rating of the film Fiddler on the Roof

From the opening scenes, i was thinking i'd be giving this a 9 out of 10! I was loving it! It looks beautiful, the music is great, and i love the introduction of the fiddler on the roof as a metaphor for life's daily struggles, but the final act of the film isn't hopeful enough for me. And i guess that's the point. But the contrast with the humour and joy of the rest of the film is striking, and sad. So, it's an 8.