A triumph of the musical genre, and an uplifting recollection of America during the Vietnam War, Forman’s take on the Broadway sensation celebrates reckless behavior through Twyla Tharp’s energetic choreography and a string of unforgettable anthems.
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A film very late to the party - and a party of debatable merit to begin with. The liberal politicking is hammered home as if it’s the only approach in the world. That said Forman manages things with a customary grip and it’s never less than competent with some effective sequences, but it was as out of place in the late 1970s as blood-letting - and probably as useful.
Inevitably it fails in comparison to seeing it on the stage. Which is common. I memorized the album, and these people don't sing it correctly. They should have just played the album, and have the people lip-sync it.
Does a good job at capturing the freewheeling aspect of hippie life and definitely gets better towards the end. The musical numbers are quite sloppy though but fun all at the same time. Extra star for that ending though. For me, that's gotta be one of the greatest endings I've seen.
Davvero un piccolo gioiello questo lavoro di Forman,l'ho cominciato a vedere per le musiche e poi mi ha coinvolto sempre di più.Bellissima l'ambientazione anni '70,azzeccati i personaggi e il sottotesto sociale,coreografie e messa in scena sempre adeguate.Uno di quei lavori che merita l appellativo di Cult.