• Mynt Marsellus

    ★★★★ Watched by Mynt Marsellus 14 Sep, 2014

    I wrote this about halfway in "I'm not sure how I feel about Babs. Her voice is wonderful for sure but her performance just isn't doing much for me."

    Then I watched the rest and a friend told me to think of the film as a "whole experience" and I told her what I thought of the rest.

    "Oh believe me, my tune has changed. After seeing/hearing You are Woman, I am Man I fell for this. The second half…

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  • Dara Khan

    ★★★★ Watched by Dara Khan 08 Sep, 2014

    I didn't really grow up with musicals, and by the time I was aware of them I found I was quite allergic to them. I am the last person I expected to suddenly get really into Barbra Streisand, but here we are. I could blame this on the influence of a friend who's well-versed in the classic divas, but really it's because a song like "Don't Rain On My Parade" stirs some final nerve of resistance in my big dumb…

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  • Carlos Rodríguez

    ★★★★ Watched by Carlos Rodríguez 11 Oct, 2009

    Directed by William Wyler, Funny Girl is a really good musical that also happens to be a romantic comedy. Boasting excellent performances from Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif, this movie had many funny and charming moments. However, the ending wasn't very satisfying.

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  • Jude Seymour

    Watched by Jude Seymour 09 Dec, 2000

    God. How miserable is enduring two and a half hours of Barbara Streisand prattling on endlessly about her life in song?

    I blame William Wyler, however. After watching and enjoying all three hours of "The Best Years of Our Lives," but realizing he doesn't know how to edit worth shit, he pulled off the same exact deal with this movie.

    Omar Sharif is a miscast, unless you suddenly believes Jews and Arabs are falling in love all over the world.…

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  • moviegrande

    ★★★½ Watched by moviegrande 11 Aug, 2014

    This movie would have been 5 stars if it just ended an hour and 30 minutes in.

    The beginning of this movie to me is perfect with Barbara Streisand as Fanny Brice a young girl whose dream is to become a broadway star. Streisand is charming and dazzling as her character and you just can't help liking her because of her playful manners. The songs are quite good and have this very Broadway vibe to them, just like older Hollywood…

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  • Aurora

    ★★★★½ Added by Aurora

    Borrowing a statement from a Twitter friend - all director William Wyler had to do here is sit back and watch a phenomenon. That's Barbra, an extraordinary talent in a tour de force movie debut, one of the greatest in movie history. Tied with the great Kate for her Oscar and deserved it!

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  • tiggerbella2

    ★★½ Watched by tiggerbella2 23 Jul, 2014

    great showcase of vadville style performance but silly story

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  • Kezia Hutabarat

    ★★★★ Added by Kezia Hutabarat

    This film makes me falling in love with Barbra Streisand.

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  • thejenmath

    ★★★ Watched by thejenmath 03 Jul, 2014

    Running ninety minutes too long, "Funny Girl" is Streisand's star vehicle so it's perplexing why the film's focus shifts from her burgeoning career to her husband and marital troubles in the second half, drastically losing my interest and ruining what was an enjoyable watch.

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  • Sean Wicks

    ★★½ Watched by Sean Wicks 19 Jun, 2014

    I was expecting a lot from this movie for some reason - and a lot I got from Babs who very obviously earned her Oscar (tied win that year with Katharine Hepburn for The Lion in Winter) however the movie itself falters drastically in the second half which shifts the focus from Fanny's (Barbra) career to the usual story of a troubled marriage where she's the bread winner and husband becomes a failure. Yep it becomes A STAR IS BORN…

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  • zkorpi

    Watched by zkorpi 09 Jun, 2014

    I liked this, but the first half is SOOOOO much better than the second. And has so many more songs. The second half is not about her career anymore, it's just about her lame husband resisting the good temptation to stop being lame. Sorry, but that's not enough for me. The first half was funny and thrilling and entertaining. The whole thing was well directed, and the ballet in the middle was particularly interestingly shot (from above and with a…

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  • Todd Willcox

    ★★★½ Added by Todd Willcox

    FUNNY GIRL remains one of the most over-rated films in movie history. I realize that the time -- 1968 -- it was a huge success. What works here? The incredible music and lyrics provided by Jule Styne and Bob Merill. Barbra Streisand delivers each son with gusto and sincerity. However, all the comedy and drama that happens in-between the musical numbers is pretty stifling. I disagree that Streisand deserved an Academy Award for her performance; she shared it with Katharine…

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