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Chicago in Emeryville

Thursday, January 16th, 2003 · 1 Comment

Tuesday night after dining at Pasta Pomodoro with Jen and Dad at the new and impressive Bay Street Emeryville mall, we hit the AMC Theatre for a showing of the eccentric, erotic, entertaining musical Chicago, starring Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere.

The film was excellent. It brilliantly wove together the 1920s cabaret song and dance — illusory and real — with the story of fame-obsessed Roxie Hart, accused of murdering her beau. The transposition of reality with Roxie’s dreamworld was seamless. The film also excellently portrayed how he who controls the media (Gere’s character) controls public opinion: That which we see in the media isn’t necessarily the real story; rather, it is one crafted by those who woo the press.

It’s incredibly difficult to describe this film, but suffice it to say that it will leave you on the edge of your seat. Even the darkest scenes in the movie are shot with song-and-dance backdrops that will make you want to dance around the aisles.

Tags: movies

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Peter A_nderson // Jan 16, 2003 at 9:51 pm

    It may be “incredibly difficult” to describe, but your review is better than the paid crtiics’ reviews!