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About the Movie
The high voltage story of a group of young performers who audition for the chorus of a Broadway musical. Zach a famous Broadway producer, who is holding auditions for a new Broadway musical. As armies of dancers are brought on stage to audition for Zach, he sits in the darkened recesses of the theater, puffing on a cigarette and deciding which hopeful dancers will be in the chorus line. When he has reduced the dancers to 16 men and women, Zach asks each of them to step to the footlights and tell him about their lives, loves and dreams.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 18
- Fresh: 7
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 4.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The result may not please purists who want a film record of what they saw on stage, but this is one of the most intelligent and compelling movie musicals in a long time.
A Chorus Line: A Very Different Kind Of Musical
When "A Chorus Line" was originally written, it was different than most anything else that would be found on Broadway yet, so many people had their doubts about it, and about how successful it could really become. Personally, I love it. In the beginning it gives an inside look into the world of Broadway auditions, for those of us not lucky enough to catch the break and get there ourselves. Then, later, you come to find that it is a very different kind of audition, and you get to hear the characters sing about their pasts. The range of these songs go from very funny, "Nothing" & "I Can Do That", to heartfelt songs to bring a tear to your eye, "At The Ballet" and "What I Did For Love". This movie includes great casting, amazing music, good choreography, and a look at the rollercoaster that life becomes when you are truly a part of the show-business.
Amazing Each Time I See It
I don't know what it is about this movie but it's just like watching for the first time each time i see it. The actors are so entertaining in their own way that it keeps you mesmerized from beginning to end. While Michael Douglass doesn't get a lot of screen time or a huge speaking role in this film, he uses every minute to keep you engaged. Too bad that the stage play isn't as great. They should have definitely used each and every song in the film score on stage. I'm not even into dancing and this movie continues to be one of my all time favorites.
I'm very neew to the world of theatre, and my mother rented a documentary about the pressure of auditioning for Broadway. They were auditioning for A Chorus Line. I had never seen it before, and I demeanded my mother to get it. Now I love it. It's very witty and touching and I just love it. :)