For this Movie Musical Challenge I’m using the AFI’s 25 Best Musicals List to try and work my way through. The challenge is throughout the year and once watched I’ll put my thoughts up on the blog.
So the eighth movie for the challenge is Chicago (2002), starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger and Richard Gere.
Last year was the first time I watched this film despite having the soundtrack and knowing all the songs off by heart. And I love the soundtrack. In a way I think it is even better than the film because there are no words to get in the way and I can use my imagination. Just saying, sometimes not knowing is better than being in the know.
But this film is incredible. I love the set pieces and how Roxy uses her imagination to turn everything into a stage. And despite everything she is quite good at manipulating the press.
I honestly love ever song in this show but I guess the classic/favourite include: ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Cell Block Tango’ and ‘Razzle Dazzle’, but all the songs are incredibly catchy so each to their own.
This is an energetic and enthusiastic musical that will get your feet stomping and leave you dazzled with the spectacle.