• fugitivo5

    ★★★★★ Added by fugitivo5

    La barbara


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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.


  • Brittany

    ★★★ Watched by Brittany 14 Feb, 2015

    hearts in my eyes for Omar Sharif


  • Kevin Falk

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Kevin Falk 01 Feb, 2015

    Funny Girl Is an essential for all musical fans As It is an absolute masterpiece. Theres so much to love about this musical as well. The acting is just so top notch Barbra Striesand gives the best performance of her career and anything never came close to how good this was. the rest of the acting Is fine but Striesand steals the show I love that the first half of this movie is a fun movie about the happy times…


  • Courtney Cheshire

    ★★★★½ Watched by Courtney Cheshire 29 Jan, 2015

    I love musicals so much. This was such a delight, completely thanks to Barbara Streisand. She is hilarious and insanely talented. I do think it started to drag a little when Nick got more involved, but I still really enjoyed it!


  • Christina

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Christina 25 Jan, 2015

    It is easy to see how Barbra Streisand became a star watching this movie. The supporting cast is fine but this is Streisand's movie.

    Good: Pretty much every song Streisand sings is outstanding.
    Bad: Movie drags too much in the second half.
    Meh: Definitely a fictionalized version of Brice's life. No way that hair and make-up worked in the 1920s.
    Ohhh: Walter Pidgeon plays Ziegfeld and this is the age that matches his name. I saw him in an earlier movie and it just didn't fit.

    "Hello gorgeous!"


  • Alicia

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Alicia 01 Jan, 2015

    The only time I've ever cried while watching a musical is when Fanny sings "My Man"...and I mean I BALLED. Love Barbara Streisand, she is a class act.


  • wbmalone

    ★★½ Rewatched by wbmalone 27 Dec, 2014

    Not as good as I remembered. But Striesand could save any film.


  • AmandaC

    ★★★★ Watched by AmandaC 19 Dec, 2014

    Hadn't realised how many songs were in this film. Kept me thoroughly entertained from beginning to end.