Singin' in the Rain
What a Glorious Feeling!
A silent film production company and cast try to make the difficult transition to the "talkies" era.
I was going to write a long review eulogising about the spellbinding choreography, the timeless songs and the one-of-a-kind chemistry between the cast but what is the point when every film fan already knows what a timeless classic it is? It is easy to be cynical about the Hollywood machine, and even the film itself gently satirises the system that made it, yet every now and again that soulless production line churns out a perfectly formed piece of screen magic where every element is in perfect unity. In 1952 such an event occurred and Singin’ in the Rain has been enthralling generations of people ever since.
It is pure undiluted cinema at its finest.
I am all worded out after An American in Paris, but I will say that if that one is 5 stars, then this one is 7 stars.
That is all.
Ok, this review is a race against time. I'm writing in haste. This is rarely good. My better half is probably typing away right now, and I’m sure she’s going to be making fun of me.
I actually have seen Singing In The Rain multiple times, just not that recently. Not recently meaning decades. Many decades. I’m an unabashed musical fan, and I often quote my favourite screen musicals. Singing In The Rain has never been among them. It’s not that I remember disliking it, it’s just that the only thing that I’ve ever remembered was the titular number. It’s historic, it’s wonderful, but not enough to make me quote it as one of my all time loved musicals.
Pure joy from start to finish. I'm not usually the biggest fan of musicals but I absolutely loved this one. Inventive, sweet, fast-paced and always witty. Also, it is about film-making, something that always adds a star or two.
Singin' in the Rain is better than everything.
Every. Fucking. Thing.
There is something really special about Singin' in the Rain and I've been thinking about this for the past hour. It is of course objectively an absolute spectacle with some of the finest dance choerography you're likely to ever see on film or indeed anywhere, but that's not 'it'. The cast is perfect and the way they play off each other is charming and heartwarmingly joyous, but that's also not 'it'.
Singin' in the Rain is goosebump-inducing because it is one of those very few movies that truly captures what is by many people called the magic of cinema. It's a truly enchanting film in every sense of the word because as soon as you see the two lead actors…
A spectacular film. It encapsulates what makes cinema so magical, while simultaneously serving as a history lesson on one of cinema's most profound events - the invention of the "talkie." Singin' in the Rain is funny, endearing, and filled with actors of unbelievable talent. I can't believe it's taken me so long to watch this classic.
One of those films whose groundbreaking achievements lie in the fact that it was never intended to be a groundbreaking achievement. The quintessential Hollywood musical, it has never been matched. Should filmmakers seek to resurrect the genre, it would be extremely wise to use this film as a template.
I knew the reputation of "Singin' in the Rain" long before I put the disc into my PS3 today. I'd seen the clips on awards shows, caught some of it on TV before, and had read it's praises for years. I was delighted to find out that, like my experiences with "Casablanca" and "Citizen Kane", it was a film that more than lived up to the hype. Like my reaction to Bogart in "Casablanca", I have to say that Gene Kelly is the man.
I have very limited experience with musicals. "The Wizard of Oz" is on my Top 20 list, "The Blues Brothers" is a favorite, I've tried to watch Luhrmann's films but just didn't enjoy them, and I…
i was singing this song in the rain and it was great ;-)
Go to feel good movie. If you need a pick me up this will do it.
Literally puts a smile on your face!
I'm glad I finally saw this.
Las películas de la historia del cine, siempre terminan siendo buenas. Un film basado en la transición de las películas mudas, a las sonoras. Con esto termino de confirmar, que los musicales de antes, sí merecen la pena verlos, mucho más que los de ahora.
Buena actuación la de Gene Kelly, que por supuesto, es el que más se destaca, junto con Donald O'Connor. Las coreografías son de lo mejor que tiene. Excelente dirección, cinematografía y vestuario. Clásico de Hollywood.
Stop telling me that everyone loves this movie. I bet Clint Eastwood doesn't think it's so fun. I bet Gary Cooper never liked it. I bet George C. Scott thought it was a disgrace. It doesn't put a smile on my face either.