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Fame (2009)

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Kevin Tancharoen

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About the Movie

A reinvention of the original Oscar winning hit film, "Fame" follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work. In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student's passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery. As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they'll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they'll find out who amongst them will achieve Fame!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 119
  • Fresh: 29
  • Rotten: 90
  • Average Rating: 4.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Fame offers slick entertainment with some exuberance, but it's devoid of soul or heart. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: A desperate, cynical -- and most likely unsuccessful -- attempt by a dying studio to stave off oblivion by jumping on the High School Musical bandwagon, exploiting one of its legacy titles in ways that dishonor the original. – Lou Lumenick, New York Post, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Way back in 1980, when the Oscar-winning theme song of the movie Fame declared "I'm gonna live forever," it was easy to believe the lyric was an example of artistic license. Now, it's not so clear. – Christopher Orr, The New Republic, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The high school is so sanitized that there are no drugs, cutthroat competition, or-inconceivably for a theatrical milieu-no gay students. – Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


No story line and uninteresting characters and plot. Go paint your wall and watch it dry - it will be more entertaining.

Not worth seeing!

It was the worst movie I saw in a long time. Boring, no real story, the actors are not really good. The original is much better. It's not worth spending your money to see this.

Fame... should have been Lame.

Not at all the caliber of the original. A sad, sad Hollywood remake.
I will remember, even though I'd rather forget.

Fame (2009)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2009

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