What. A. Musical.
The dancing, singing, the music, the cinematography, the costume design and the overall mood of the film hit all the cylinders. I love it!
A love story, a propaganda about immigrants in America (fuckin relevant today), and the current situation of Bew York in the 50s and 60s (gangs and shit) made this film work!
Side note: Natalie Wood is great but to cast her in a Puerto Rican role isn’t that really okay for me tbh.