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After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Review In A Nutshell:
11 years of age, coming home from school with my mother and sister, we pass by a poster of The Producers; on the cover I see Uma Thurman, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and Will Ferrell in their eye-catching poses, filled with such enthusiasm and fun that something immediately clicked in me, I knew I had to watch this. Sadly, this was a time in my family’s life where we were still trying to find our ground in this new country, hoping to find success and security, finding improvement in me and my sister’s life, and for our future families. This means I couldn’t go and see it at the theatre, and though the months had passed…
The Producers isn't the best film made. Not even close. Not the best musical, not the best Broadway-to-film adaptation. Not nearly the best Mel Brooks movie. It bombed at the box office and got some pretty bad reviews. It has parts that drag on and some of the songs are boring as all hell. It doesn't hold a candle to the 1968 original.
But, for reasons I can’t put words too, I love it. So much! And I don’t know why. I saw it on a whim in a full theater, maybe that did it. There’s a real difference between watching a film alone at home and with sharing with a room full of people. The jokes are funnier, the…
This was still somewhat fun on a re-watch, but not everything worked for me. Broderick was terrible as Bloom (I believe he was a lot better in the actual musical), the acting itself was too slapstick-ey, the puns and other humor was very hit or miss as well, with a runtime with over 2 hours it was way too long, and most importantly for a musical comedy the songs were very uneven. Strange enough, I thought Will Ferrell was hilarious.
It's just not good... There isn't much else to say. As much as I would love to NOT be one of those people to say "stick with the original" I feel like in this case it's kind of a given. Mel Brooks had a hand in this film and there are moments where his greatness shines bright through the overbearing mediocrity. I am not a HUGE fan of the original or musicals in general, but this one got a lot of the musical scenes down decently enough. I found that I was having fun and tapping my toe one minute and being frustrated and bored the next. Nathan Lane no matter what…
I really don't enjoy musicals. So watching this was like two hours of torture. It was crass and unfunny, I felt extremely uncomfortable watching this, spontaneous song and dance makes my skin crawl. I was grimacing every time Matthew Broderick was on screen fellating his scabby blanket. I only laughed once, it was more of a half smile and that was only at two words or dialogue. ("Heil ... me.")
The story is about two producers who intentionally make a terrible play so they can cash in on the projects surplus funding. I think the producers of this film had the same idea. They succeeded in making the worst film, the making money part not so much.
Thought we were going to watch the original. The music was alright. The blocking was a tad bit boring and I also felt that a number of characters were miscast.
"Of course that whole second act has to be rewritten. They're losing the war? Excuse me? It's too downbeat!"
1. The Music
2. Gary Beach's performance
3. Funny moments
4. Good chemistry between the leads
1. Bad cinematography
2. Quite a few miscasts
3. Poorly paced
4. Comedy is forced at times
The Verdict: A stage to screen adaption that doesn't take advantage of becoming a movie
i like musicals, i really do...but for some reason, they never seem to translate well to the screen (with a few notable exceptions). still, THE PRODUCERS comes of pretty well.
I didn't see part of the beginning but I had a ton of fun with the rest of the movie, it was funny, fun and had some great musical numbers.
Not as good at the original, but a pretty decent remake
- Fun and Memorable Musical numbers
- Great performances from the entire cast
- Terrific pace that never bores
- Great sense of humor (what do you expect from Mel Brooks?)
- Not entirely a remake. With new scenes added to advance the story a little bit.
- Filmed as if it were a broadway show, nothing changed to make it into a movie.
-The production design looks like a musical set
- Actors overact in some moments since those scenes were designed for a Broadway musical. Comes off as odd, weird and pretty unnecessary.
Yeah, this will be the new way I review movies...
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Every film that has ever been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in any category.
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