Hello Dolly details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Marianne McAndrew, E. J. Peaker, Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Tommy Tune, E.J. Peaker, Louis Armstrong, Marianne Macandrew, David Hurst, Joyce Ames, Judy Knaiz, Danny Lockin|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||2 hours 19 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 May 2002|
|Subtitles:||Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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A classicBy a customer from Surrey, England , 18 Nov 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A real feel good movie and an old favourite. I sang along with all the songs. I'd recommend it to anyone who looks a good old fashioned musical.
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Good entertainmentBy a customer , 24 Sep 2013Kept us entertained on a Saturday evening. Fairly fast moving with good tunes, most of which we knew. Streisand is good in her part although a little imagination is needed to envisage her as middle aged. Walter Matthau - doing what he does best!
Cannot get enough of this classicBy aarrows (1 review) , 04 Dec 2012Cannot get enough of this classic. My 10 year old has a new favourite!! Barbara Streisand at one of her best
fantastic old fasioned musicalBy a customer , 16 Mar 2012fantastic good old fashioned musical, over the top but in a good way. I watched it twice and now have myy own copy
Farcical and insane. If you want to frazzle your brain, watch this.By NickandorKazz (35 reviews) from UK , 07 Jul 2011For some reason I was expecting an innocent Sunday afternoon film and so this was just way too much for me. I felt like I'd done too many drugs and the TV was vomiting craziness in technicolour.
Even as a fan of her work I couldn't stand Barbra in this. It's like she drank 10 pints of coffee before getting in front of the camera and forgot that she had other actors around her.Very odd casting in general, with no chemistry between any of them. I think they all saw what Barbra was doing, felt they needed to compete and everyone just went nuts.
I tried so hard to keep the context in mind, like the era, the new colour technology, the fashion of a musical in that time, etc, but nothing could stop my brain from frazzling. It was all just so weird and I couldn't understand what they were doing or saying, let alone dancing and singing about.
Apologies if this review is useless to most people but if it stops someone else making the same mistake as me then I'm glad.
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Well hello Dolly!By stufilm (28 reviews) from Twickenham , 13 May 2011This is one of Barbra's best. If you love Babs and you love musicals it hits all the right notes even if Babs is miscast as a middle aged matchmaker. But lets get serious....who the hell would have gone to watch Carol Channing on screen if she had been as fortunate to have landed the screen role at the time. The studio knew what they were doing and cast the biggest musical star of the decade in what you can most certainly see is an expensive musical of its time. The musical numbers,the sets and the choreography are superb in 70mm and it all works! Of course Babs is the main attraction and she most certainly carries it off with an amusing Mae West take off accent delivering one liners and note perfect songs. Walter Matthau is equally good with a dead pan expression and sets surprisingly (in reality they were supposed to have fought on set and did not get along) good chemistry with his leading lady. A young Michael Crawford delivers a good performance and the 'Put on your Sunday Clothes' musical number is one of the highlights of the movie.