One of the great musicals. Unexpectedly sad and disenchanted for a comedy, full of witty criticism (to television, publicity, corporativism, snobism and a whole lot of American values), yet it is a movie of melancolich beauty about the perverse effects of time in people (in ten years, everything changes, especially our heroes). The final shot brings the movie to a cycle: ten years later, will they remain the same?
Middle of the road musical, but with excellent moments. Charisse's dance in the gym oozes sex appeal, and Kelly's roller skate dance/his use of garbage can lids in choreographing an early number show that he was still at the top of his game, in this ultimately unsatisfying musical, mostly because of the other actors who just seem a bit miscast. Not Kelly's fault, he is great here.