Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis ★★★½

Hmm. For some reason this didn't do much for me. I liked every part of it pretty much (I didn't love the Halloween scene, so many shrieking kids), but none of those coalesced into a whole that moved me in any way. Garland is charming as ever, and the rest of the cast feels nicely lived in, rather than the, um, theatrical way that a lot of these musical actors can end up being. But the songs again didn't get my toes tapping nor did they have me humming later. It looks great, that'd be the Technicolor at work thanks to Vincente Minnelli, and they captured the wonder of the World's Fair at the end quite nicely. I just wish I cared about it.

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