• kurt k

    ★★★★ Watched by kurt k 13 Jan, 2012

    me: [horribly belts out 'my man' whilst crying]

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  • Matty Stanfield

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Matty Stanfield 09 Apr, 2013

    If ever a role was a perfect fit for an actor, this would be one of the top ones. Barbra Streisand is beyond perfect in this comical and melodramatic role. This was her first movie and it would win her the Academy Award and make her a household name.

    This remains her finest role. It is difficult to imagine anyone not enjoying this movie. It just works. It is completely entertaining from beginning to end. There is genuine chemistry between…

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  • Matt Taylor

    ★★★½ Watched by Matt Taylor 27 Jul, 2015

    Prior to watching Funny Girl, Barbra Streisand was, in my eyes, nothing more than a talented singer whose target audience was middle aged housewives. But, after watching Funny Girl, she's become a really terrific leading actress with a whopping screen presence and one hell of a voice. This isn't really my kind of movie, but it still somehow managed to work for me.

    The film works, mostly, as a showcase for Streisand, especially since no one else is given even…

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  • Ziad Hammad

    ★★★½ Watched by Ziad Hammad 19 Jul, 2015

    Not my favorite Wyler film but certainly enjoyable. Also, Barbra Streisand is pretty fantastic in this.

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  • Justin Swanson

    ★★★★ Watched by Justin Swanson 16 Jul, 2015

    A fun biopic of an early 'it' girl, Fanny Brice, played magnificently by Barbra Streisand. Focusing briefly on her rise to stardom, and largely on her relationship with her first husband, Nick Arnstein, it puts a positive and romantic spin on what seems to have been a turbulent relationship.

    There is no denying Omar Scharif's charm. His passing last week caused me to pay closer attention to him. Smooth, elegant, and unflappable, he was some of the the best of what Hollywood had to offer in the 60s.

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  • fugitivo5

    ★★★★★ Added by fugitivo5

    ¡OMAR!

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  • Ramona & Cat.

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Ramona & Cat. 11 Jul, 2015

    After hearing the news that Omar Sharif passed away I had to revisit him in one of the films i find most romantic.

    The first time I watched this film Sharif took my breath away, in the exact same way he took Fanny Brice's. I've basically imagined myself in that seductive date scene in the hotel suite in place of Fanny, because that's how much I was in love with Nick Arnstein growing up.

    **sigh** We lost another great one.…

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  • fugitivo5

    ★★★★★ Added by fugitivo5

    La barbara

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  • Daniel PG Simpson

    ★★ Watched by Daniel PG Simpson 20 May, 2015

    Funny Girl is a musical biopic of stage entertainer Fanny Brice (Barbara Streisand), but the film never delves too deeply into her work. We only see a few stage performances, and almost none of the behind the scenes work that goes into them. The film is instead focused on her relationship with gambler Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), which would be okay were it an interesting and nuanced relationship, but that isn't the case. The two mostly engage in a few…

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  • Derek Bowman

    ★★★★ Watched by Derek Bowman 22 Mar, 2015

    I'd always been skeptical about Funny Girl, because nearly everything I'd heard about it revolved around how fabulous Barbra Streisand is--and nothing about the film surrounding her. And in a way, what I'd heard what was completely true: Funny Girl lives and breathes on her performance--she makes the movie worthwhile through pure star power. That's not a knock of the film necessarily--it's just unavoidable as Streisand gobbles it up. She nails all facets of her character--the humor, the innocence, the…

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  • Barrywerks

    ★★★★★ Added by Barrywerks

    The success of the movie version of the Broadway hit was the result of two smashing firsts: After forty years of making movies - and three best director Oscars - William Wyler tackled a musical, and Barbra Streisand made one of the greatest debuts in movie history. The material isn't exactly fresh. The stage show was an attempt to duplicate Gypsy, and the movie version slavishly ransacks the structure of the Judy Garland A Star Is Born. It doesn't matter…

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  • James Leeroy

    ★★★★ Watched by James Leeroy 29 Jan, 2015

    This was a great musical. I look up to Barbra Streisand as an inspiration and this movie was just a great depiction of her tremendous talents in acting. I absolutely love the musicals in the movie, the performances, the costume, and the great acting abilities. Enjoyed this film a lot and I'd press replay for this movie.

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