The Producers details
|Starring:||Ro, Uma Thurman, Robert Bartley, Andrea Martin, Nathan Lane, Will Ferrell, Debra Monk, Roger Bart, Gary Beach, Matthew Broderick, Matthew Broderick|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||2 hours 14 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Apr 2006|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Not a patch on either the original film OR stage musicalBy a customer from Gateshead , 05 May 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Hi,
Having seen the stage version in london (with Nathan Lane and Lee Evans), I have to say this film is a poor relation. The musical number are there (tho strangly not all of them), but have lost the 'magic' of stage version and just feel flat.
The same goes for the performances which again seem to be phoned in(perhaps because both actors have played the characters so many times before).
Avoid this film and go and see the stage version instead!
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I'm not sure if it works...By johnnyb78 (92 reviews) from Swindon , 03 Jul 2011The movie of the Broadway show of the movie. I'm not sure if that's been done before, but it works... kinda.
Quite early on, the second scene in fact, I had my doubts as to how well it had translated to the big screen. The pacing didn't seem right. The second scene sets up pretty much the entire movie - Max meets Leo, they sing, they decide they need to make a flop etc. It goes on for a long time. Don't get me wrong, I love that scene. The precision of the comical timing between Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick is perfect, but a scene this long... in movie form? It just seemed... odd.
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Originals and remakesBy a customer , 03 May 2011The'68 release still remains one of my favourite films of all time, and this release is also very funny. Gene Wilder was wonderful in the original and Mathew Broderick had a hard act to follow, but he pulled it off well,unlike Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, who as Willy Wonka, struggled to come close to Gene Wilder's inspired performance in the original.
The ProducersBy Expotanne (58 reviews) from Rowley Regis , 09 Jun 2010At the time of watching this I have only managed to find time to watch half of it. However, despite not liking Wil Ferrell's movies very much I am absolutely loving this film. Matthew Broderick is wonderful as normal - he has a superb comic timing and hasn't lost any of his skill since Ferris Bueller. I can't find enough words to praise Nathan Lane, I just think he's wonderful. Even Uma Thurman is funny enough not to distract me from them. Highly recommend this film - even on the basis of only watched bits of it.
Produced a Winner!!By Hollycrowstar (6 reviews) from Mordor , 01 Apr 2010Wow- what a remake!! Nathan Lane and Matty Broderick do this musical proud - I would have loved to see them perform it on Broadway. Nathan Lane was on fire and who knew Matty could sing good - like a professional!!! A 5-star performance all round, (especially Will Ferrell as the mad German. Is it wrong to lust after him in lederhosen?).
Great Actors but a little boringBy a customer from England , 16 Mar 2010Having watched the original version of this film I was excited to see the new updated version with all my favourite actors.
Although the film was funny and the acting was impeccable I found that it tended to drag and that there were so many songs they all began to blur into one.
So all in all I would say it was worth a watch but generally when you have something else to do at the same time.