There's no escaping the feeling of watching a cheap version of Singin' in the Rain, with the same commentaries on show-business but without Gene Kelly, and the songs few and far between. Like the musical in the actual film, it feels like something that had to be slapped together in a very short notice.
3 1/2. The stuff Broadway musicals once were often made of - stagy acting, self-referential storylines, silly dialogue - but also sheer magic when song and dance take center stage. This one has too much of story and not enough song and dance for me, but the magic is still worth wading through. Especially enjoyed seeing Bob Fosse.