All right so it's a cheesy schumtzy film. BUT on a wet miserable day, when you feel down in the dumps, put it in the DVD player, and I guarantee that within minutes you will feel better, and start singing with the best of 'em ! The costumes are so beautiful, the singing and the songs even better, I think that this is one of the better Hollywood musicals AND it has a happy ending. Worth seeing over and over again, just to watch Louis Amstrong and Barbra Striesand's superb duet. I love it, and hope you will too, go on treat yourself...buy it !