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It's a musical. So what?,
This review is from: Singin' In The Rain [2 Disc Special Edition] [DVD]  (DVD)Many people are put off this movie because they see musicals as being very generic and too contrived with people walking down the street (or lane) and suddenly bursting into song for no apparent reason. These people are right, but as soon as you watch this movie you just find yourself hooked. Many a night I've been flicking through the channels and found this on and just been unable to carry on flicking.
The first thing that strikes you is the humour. This is a funny film. The 'Make em Laugh' sketch is genius and Lina Lamont is one of the best movie characters of all time as Jean Hagen delivers a hysterically subtle performance which almost steals the movie away from her more illustrious co-stars.
The second notable is just how many great songs are in this one flick it is truly staggering and you will probably recognise more than the title song upon first viewing.
At the very heart is the incredible chemistry between the actors with O'Connor sparking and Reynolds and Kelly simply sizzling.
This is what all movies should aspire to. Just sheer entertainment from start to finish with a few twists and turns along the way. This isn't going to tax the grey matter too much but once you've finished watching it you will have a great big smile on your face. So what if they just start bursting into song. This is just as charming as celluloid can be.