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William Wyler United States, 1968

Aaken's rating of the film Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand owns the role - perhaps she owns it too much and too well. It is less about Fanny Brice than Barbra, the star she was herself. Her stellar performance on the Broadway stage must have felt great to the audience, but William Wyler seems to painstakingly find some sort of balance as she overshadows everybody else. But what a voice! Great performance, but just a good film.