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I Have Now Watched ‘Hello, Dolly!’

I. Love. Musicals. There’s something incredibly magical about watching a bunch of people dancing and singing through a movie in a way that you can’t get from average films. And there are so many of them!

Today, I decided to watch Hello, Dolly! on Disney+, a film directed by the musical genius himself, Gene Kelly, and starring Barbra Streisand and I’ve got to say, I loved it! It’s musical numbers had me swayin’ and smiling and its dancing numbers had me wide-eyed with awe.

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I’m kind of ashamed to say that this is the first movie I’ve seen with Barbra Streisand but what an enjoyable film it was. And boy, can that lady sing!

All in all, I really, really enjoyed this movie and now my quest for musicals continues.

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‘Singing’ In the Rain’ Is a Fun Musical

My mother provided my love for musicals once she showed me An American in Paris, the first musical to ever win Best Picture. Since then, I have wanted to watch all of the great musicals. I’ve recently seen The Sound of Music and now I’ve added Singing’ In the Rain to the list.

Of course, it’s famous for its most famous tune, “Singin’ In the Rain” but beyond that I had no idea what the film’s plot was. So imagine my surprise when I watched the movie and learned that it was about an actor in the film industry who had to tackle the growing complexities of the movie industry when movies with sound became the thing to watch.

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Jean Hagen was a hilarious antagonist as the visually-captivating yet truthfully dimwitted Lina Lamont. Her voice was so comical and really brought a humor to the movie that I wasn’t expecting.

Of course, I’m a Gene Kelly fan. The man can dance, taking us on a heartfelt story as he danced, sung, and beamed across the screen. And Debbie Reynolds, oh, it was the first movie I had ever seen starring the well-known actress and to know that she was Carrie Fisher’s mother just makes her that much more interesting.

All in all, I loved the film and would probably watch it again in the future. I’m giving this movie 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It’s no An American in Paris but it is worth watching.

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68 Years Later and ‘An American In Paris’ Is Still Incredible

Before An American in Paris I wasn’t a fan of musicals. I loved the magic of The Wizard of Oz and I love Disney movies, which are essentially animated musicals, but beyond that, I didn’t think musicals were that great.

For years my mother has been talking about this movie that was one of her favorite films of all time, An American in Paris. And, as someone who didn’t really like live-action musicals at the time, I was skeptical. Until I watched it. By the time the movie had ended, I completely understood why it was the first musical to win an Oscar for Best Picture. It was amazing, to say the least.

Now, on my third and latest viewing, I continue to watch this film with pure awe and admiration. It’s literally perfect, from beginning to end.

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The story–which is impeccably written by the way–is really easy to follow as it focuses on an American painter in Paris who happens to literally bump into the girl of his dreams. He immediately falls in love with her and from that point onward the movie tells a beautiful romantic story that brings a tear to my eye every time I see the conclusion.

This film is truly movie gold. Paris, the supposed romantic capital of the world, is the perfect setting for such a brilliant love story. The utterly phenomenal music and songs bring a smile to my face and goosebumps to my goosebumps every time I watch this movie. The choreography for the dancing is fantastic and truly tells a story of its own.

All in all, this movie is amazing. I’ve written a review of An American in Paris before but after seeing it again I had to praise it once more. This film seems to get more enjoyable with every viewing and now I need to add this movie’s soundtrack to my Spotify pronto. 🙂

If you’ve never watched An American in Paris before I highly recommend it. It’s truly a masterpiece that deserves to be watched.

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68 Years Later and ‘An American In Paris’ Is Still Incredible

Before An American in Paris I wasn’t a fan of musicals. I loved the magic of The Wizard of Oz and I love Disney movies, which are essentially animated musicals, but beyond that, I didn’t think musicals were that great.

For years my mother has been talking about this movie that was one of her favorite films of all time, An American in Paris. And, as someone who didn’t really like live-action musicals at the time, I was skeptical. Until I watched it. By the time the movie had ended, I completely understood why it was the first musical to win an Oscar for Best Picture. It was amazing, to say the least.

Now, on my third and latest viewing, I continue to watch this film with pure awe and admiration. It’s literally perfect, from beginning to end.

anamericaninparisgeneandleslie

The story–which is impeccably written by the way–is really easy to follow as it focuses on an American painter in Paris who happens to literally bump into the girl of his dreams. He immediately falls in love with her and from that point onward the movie tells a beautiful romantic story that brings a tear to my eye every time I see the conclusion.

This film is truly movie gold. Paris, the supposed romantic capital of the world, is the perfect setting for such a brilliant love story. The utterly phenomenal music and songs bring a smile to my face and goosebumps to my goosebumps every time I watch this movie. The choreography for the dancing is fantastic and truly tells a story of its own.

All in all, this movie is downright amazing. I’ve written a review of An American in Paris before but after seeing it again I had to praise it once more. This film seems to get more enjoyable with every viewing and now I need to add this movie’s soundtrack to my Spotify pronto. 🙂

If you’ve never watched An American in Paris before I highly recommend it. It’s truly a masterpiece that deserves to be watched.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.