This is my first time doing a movie review, and you can expect to be bombarded with many more in the upcoming months. Just warning you.
Anywhozers (I stole this phrase from Tracey because it's just so wonderful), let's get on to my first review!
Okay. This movie is just...wonderful. I loveth it so much! I hadn't seen it since I was 8 or 9 so I didn't really remember any of it. I was definitely overdue for a rewatch. And to be completely honest, I actually didn't care for it much the first time I saw it. *hides* BUT when I gave it a second go-around, I discovered how delightful this film truly is.
The movie takes place in the Roaring '20s, when the silent movie industry was at the height of its popularity. The sudden success of a talking picture causes quite a turmoil as famous actors Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont have to start making movies with sound. Their first attempt turned out to be a flop, but when Don comes up with the idea of converting the film into a musical, things start to look a little brighter. Just so long as Lina doesn't discover that Kathy Selden is dubbing all her lines and songs.
Watching this movie is like soaking in rays of sunshine. Or...drops of rain, I suppose? (You know, since it's Singin' in the Rain? Yes, yes, I know I'm brilliant. Please hold your applause.) It really is one of those "comfort movies." You know what I'm talking about. The movies you pop into the DVD player when you want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It has a wonderful cast, fantastic singing and dancing, and hilarious dialogue. Oh, and there are umbrellas. What else could you ask for?
As far as the characters are concerned, Lina was hilarious (mainly because she's not exactly the brightest person ever *cough, cough*), Cosmo is super entertaining and fun, and Don and Kathy share a relationship that is adorbs. I love the characters in this film <3
|(Guys, I mean JUST LOOK AT THIS GIF! Aren't they the best?!)|
The costumes were...interesting. I actually found most of them atrocious and was constantly shielding my eyes from them. (Okay, that may be going a biiit to the extreme. But they were still horrid.) Take a look for yourself and tell me what you think.
I almost feel sorry for putting that picture on my blog.
|(Yeaaah. Not exactly what I'd call attractive.)|
However, I did really like most of Kathy's clothes, and the men had lots of very dashing outfits. Oh, and Lina wore a couple dresses that I actually liked. So the costumes weren't all bad. :)
|(Isn't this dress the sweetest?)|
I very highly recommend this timeless classic. Seriously, if you haven't seen it, GO WATCH IT RIGHT NOW! You won't regret it. It's family-friendly, has the catchiest songs in existence, and boasts some very, very quotable lines.
Just one more picture of Kathy and Don because I can ;)
Until next time!