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#29: Gypsy

October 19, 2009

gypsyRecently I re-instated my Netflix account, and first movie in my queue was this film adaptation of a wonderful musical.

So what’s it about?: Based on a true story, A crazy stage mom pushes her two daughters into show business, resulting in a lot of chaos ensuing and the creation of the famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee.

The Good: Well, the story itself is a great one.

The Bad: The movie was a sad, sad adaptation of the stage version.  They made unnecessary changes to the story, added an unnecessary narration, and despite dubbing voices, still had unsatisfactory vocals.  And despite having a strong cast, the acting seemed lacking.

The Verdict: If you’ve never seen this musical ever, then see this movie.  If you had the privilege of seeing Patti LuPone’s Gypsy, stay far, far away from this movie.

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