• Nik

    ★★½ Watched by Nik 28 Sep, 2014

    A romantic comedy musical biopic. Not generally my cups of tea. People who love musicals generally love the songs without any regards to any other part of the film. And William Wyler doesn't direct this with any of the grandiosity that musicals of the 50s were given in their heyday. I mean, this is the guy who directed Ben-Hur. And our most lavish production in the first act is the seduction scene in a hotel room and that is only…

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  • hydrangeass

    ★★★★½ Added by hydrangeass

    Barbra Streisand at her finnest and funniest. A classic worth watching.

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  • Matt DeGroot

    ★★★½ Watched by Matt DeGroot 20 Sep, 2014

    Charming musical about the dangers of gambling addiction.

    Yeah...didn't think I'd be saying that when I initially popped this disc in for the first time today. What starts out as an engaging, romantic, humorous and entertaining film about a young woman determined to have a life on the stage while battling self-conscious feelings about her physical appearance eventually devolves into a story about her once charming husband's money woes and standing by him no matter what.

    The disconnect in the…

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  • 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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