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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.
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The majority of the musical numbers are highly enjoyable, but the scenes in between those numbers exist between "inspired old-school shtick" and "bizzaro reanimation of a beloved friend." Will Ferrell is a real treat.
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…
This film somehow makes Will Ferrell very unfunny, and Uma Thurman rather un-sexy.
It also happens to be one of the most ageist, misogynistic, homophobic and outright offensive excuses for a film I've ever seen.
This film is Satan's spawn. Complete crap from beginning to end.
When you cross the original 1968 film with the broadway musical you get a lukewarm bastardization of the two.
i fucking love this movie
Having now seen the original I now know this is a much inferior film, although I liked it the first time I watched it years ago!
Fun fun Fun... but a little slow at times.
The costume set and screenplay is beautiful and tongue in cheek. However I did feel at times i wanted to usher it along, some of the scenes do drag on a bit detracting slightly from the light hearted nature if the story.
Defiantely worth a watch but do so with patience.
An extremely annoying movie that to this day I cant stand and just makes me want to break stuff.
I will give Mel Brooks credit for having one hell of a good idea in The Producers, but the musical adaption of it does the idea no justice.
Based on the Broadway musical of the classic comedy film, The Producers is about two stage producers who discover a flop can make more than a hit, and try to create the worst Broadway musical ever.
The film seems to go wrong when it copies stage conventions, rather than film, likely in the hope of reenacting the success of the Broadway show. And while this makes sense from a business perspective, it doesn't from an entertainment view.
The humour for example is like a couple of mediocre comedians performing on the ball…
i enjoyed this movie only for the money scheme.
I'm a hoarder. Deal with it.
Current number: 979
Watched: 55% (536 out of 979)
Shamelessly ripped off from Adam Cook's list. 100 films that aren't necessarily bad, but which I hate. With a passion.