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Funny Girl

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William Wyler

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About the Movie

One of the most popular movie musicals ever made! FUNNY GIRL follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Oscar® for Best Actress. As the film opens, only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall, her hilarious debut as a roller-skating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later Fanny is working for Florenz Ziegfeld in his famous Follies and brings the house down with an outrageous and unplanned number. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries NickArnstein (Omar Sharif), a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up. The film's many memorable songs include "Don't Rain On My Parade" and the Streisand classic "People."

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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93%
  • Reviews Counted: 43
  • Fresh: 40
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: When she is singing--in a marvelous scene on roller skates--when she throws a line away, or shrugs, or looks funny or sad, she has a power, gentleness and intensity that rather knocks all the props and sets and camera angles on their ear. – Renata Adler, New York Times, Jan 9, 2018

Fresh: Barbra Streisand in her Hollywood debut makes a marked impact. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: A superb example of Hollywood craftsmanship in which all elements have been blended to perfection with inspired artistry. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Barbra Streisand was the perfect choice to play the Florenz Ziegfeld-era comedienne Fanny Brice. – Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

overall great movie

omg absolutely luv this movie! old but still a classic! im really happy this is on itunes. barbra streisand gives a near perfect performance in this movie and its just one of those movies that you'll never forget and that doesnt usually happen too often.warning to guys however-this is a very chick flick movie so yeah romance drama you get the picture but its still a good movie overall. click the thumbs up icon if you agree with my review. :-)

Be still my aching heart!

I have watched this movie so many times and NEVER tire of it. When I saw Omar Sharif come on screen I could understand why they picked him for Nick. So good looking! Barbara's first movie and she was outstanding! What a love story. What music! What steam and heat between the two actors. Also so sentimental! Watch it when you want fun, humor and some heartache.

FANTASTICAL MOVIE! BRAVA!

I saw this movie last night and it sort of changed my life. Barbra is my idol (Sorry, Taylor Swift and Audrey Hepburn) and Omar Sharif is so.....incredible! I reccomend this movie if you want to cry and laugh. But be warned, the end is unpredictable and the worst part of the movie. Trust me, you will be wanting to murder the television! I found myself in tears and screaming WHY WHY WHY, and you will too. Great job, William Wyler!!!!

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Funny Girl
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1968

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