Funny Girl details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon, Lee Allen, Mae Questel, Frank Faylen, Gerald Mohr|
|Genres:||Drama - Crime, Romance|
|Studio:||COLUMBIA TRI-STAR HOME VIDEO|
|Rental release:||04 Mar 2002|
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Don't ask me to fly...By Chunkysimon (44 reviews) from Falkirk , 15 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I've simply got to...
If you love the songs from the shows, if you love the singing and dancing
if you love Striesand then...you've probably seen this already. If not then get it to the top of your list. This was Striesand's first big film and although she is playing an historical character- Fanny Brice- it's kind of like her story at the start as well.
However as Bjork sings about in 'Dancer in the Dark' you have to stop watching musicals before the end to get a happy ending. There was a sequel too- Funny Lady- maybe that's the happy ending.
One of the extras is a cool wee documentary from the time the film was made about a guy who worked in one of the closed railway stations they use in the film. It's touching and nostalgic just like the film really.
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Streisand's Oscar-deserving performanceBy Shomps (18 reviews) , 13 Apr 2012Best Streisand performance worthy of an Oscar. Songs can be a bit drab despite of Streisand's powerful voice but acting stellar.
Greats songs, bad moralBy a customer , 24 Nov 2011I was very disappointed with the film - probably due to high expectations.
Barbra's character's jokes are simply not funny. Moreover, I found her a tad annoying...
Great songs though, and a great voice!
Jule Styne saves the day says John CraigBy jackjojo (12 reviews) from Sheffield , 14 Jun 2011By now everyone must know that this is the film which catapulted Streisand to instant stardom, in much the same way that 'It's Magic' did with Doris Day in her first film in the forties.
The stage show in London was much more exciting because it was clear from the very off that we were in the presence of a great star. What has happened since can only be a disappointment regarding the career of La Streisand. Viewing the film again after several years the music is good and stands the test of time well. Not sure about her tho', she doesnt so much act as posturise and I must confess to finding it rather tedious to watch...not the film....her! Her career went nowhere really, stories of her being difficult to work with didnt help and I cant think of a single movie of hers barring 'The Way We Were', and that mainly because of Redford, that I would willingly sit through again. However she has a great and large following, but Oh My God...those 'Focker' movies are really something else and must be the nadir of De Niro's career.
If you like Streisand , if you like a great score and opulently mounted Follies type numbers, and dont mind the shallow posturing that stands for acting, then this is your film.
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Funny Girl is the best you will find BabsBy stufilm (26 reviews) from Twickenham , 13 May 2011This is Barbra Streisand at her acting best. She is most suited to comedy or musical and there are numbers here that will blow your mind!. The finest moment of the movie has to be Babs on boat delivering 'Don't Rain on my parade!'
Funny GirlBy Jules444 (85 reviews) from Kent , 29 Mar 2011I love this film so just had to rent it out to watch again. I'm a huge Barbra Streisand fan and this was her first ever film.....it will make you laugh and make you cry but it's a classic which can be watched over and over again. You won't be disappointed!!