Amazing film, almost a musical. About pre-war London, West End, American chorus girl who dreams of a career on Broadway, poor talented pianists who dream about the singers and NYC, the producers, dreams of the noisy productions, which will be the last audition singer and ordinary women from the lower middle class, the will of fate involved in the whirl island showbiz. It has everything that I love:Cole Porter, fragile aestheticism of the pre-war London, fine suits and ladies dresses, perfect men with excellent manners and posh accent, Shaftsbury Avenue, and adorable, this secular here Scottish babe Shirley Henderson small, exquisite, evil and this time is very unhappy in love (but not like our William Shakespeare ShakespeaRe-Told The Taming of the Shrew, BBC) under the handle with a very beautiful and very talented Welshman Sewell. The McDormand (Guinevere Pettigrew) is a beautiful and talented wife of Joel Cohen, wonderfully played, Irishman Kieran Hinds (played Claudia Cumberbatch in hamlet) creates a reference man, Amy Adams is a wonderful actress, playing as well as he played a Marilyn, it has a very bright personality and impeccable acting, a true master! Did she sing there I don’t know, but if more and sings, then Bravo!
Beautiful Indian Director, Nalluri, DP – brilliant John de Borman (which is Ella Enchanted, An Education, but most importantly, one of Shakespeare’s best (again!) productions of the XX century Hamlet master Michael Almereyda.
A rare film that for all its lightweight tinsel, thin and deep. Especially against the background of the beginning of the world (feels a little crossed with Mrs. Henderson presents Frears ‘ with the great Dame Judi (Dench) and the late Bob. The Hoskins.
American acting forces here did not disgrace the profession: and look, and work one iota nor paler British comrades. OST perfect.
Strongly recommend it.