The Young Girls of Rochefort details
|Starring:||Gene Kelly, Michel Piccoli, Francoise Dorleac, Danielle Darrieux, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, George Chakiris|
|Genres:||Music/Musical - Musical, Romance - Musical, World Cinema - French|
The Young Girls of Rochefort
The Young Girls of Rochefort - Bonus disc
|Run time:||2 hours 5 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Jul 2008|
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A.1.By a customer from Peterborough, England , 14 Jun 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]I`ve seen this film 5 times in the past 30 years and it is A.1. It is French spoken and Gene Kelly speaking and singing in French is a delight to the ears. One to watch.
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sometimes feels a bit like a Cliff Richard film with better choreography and designBy RamoneofIlford (31 reviews) from Ilford , 06 Nov 2011Not quite up their with the sublime Parapluies de Cherbourg, this is till an entertaining and unusual piece of cinema and well worth a look . It doesnt quite hit the emotional punch or the melancholy of Parapluies, and sometimes feels a bit like a Cliff Richard film with better choreography and design. Interestingly, the wigs and costumes sometimes succeed in making the beautiful Denueve look frumpy. Non the less, it is a stylish and fun diversion for a rainy afternoon.
Just misses out!By hmibennett (59 reviews) from Thoralby, near Leyburn (North Yorks) , 31 Oct 2010It's not as good as 'Les parapluies de Cherbourg' because the storyline is both thinner and yet more contrived, but the charm and vivacity of the film is winning as are the performances of the main characters. And once more, the structure and editing are pleasing, as is the un-indulgent length. Worth seeing, definitely - but maybe not repeated viewings.
charming and innocentBy a customer from Lichfield , 19 Jan 2010charming story set in small town France of the 60's. The songs and dances are not particularly memorable but it is a very pleasant and innocent story. It's sort of a homage to American musicals by people like Vincente Minelli or Stanley Donen. It is very colourful and pretty to look at. The ending was a little odd for one of the characters but that is a small quibble since plot is not the most important thing for this sort of film.
Gene Kelly has a small part and shows that he was still a great dancer even in his mid to late 50's.
A sad footnote to the film is that one of the leading characters in the film (Catherine Denouvre's real-life sister) died in a car crash shortly after she completed the film. She was only 25 when she died.
WonderfulBy TheGreyBlade (22 reviews) from London , 07 Dec 2009this is a brilliant film. Beautifully realised, elegantly stylised, Michel Legrand soundtrack and the sublime Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorleac together with an impossibly spry Gene Kelly. Lots of jumping about, tight trousers and ankle boots and various lost loves found this is like a Shakespeare Comedy coloured in with felt tips.
Up there with Donkeyskin and thats high praise indeed!
Lovely to look atBy a customer from Ely , 14 May 2009This is a French attempt to revive the days of the great Hollywood musical. It's only partially successful because the songs are less memorable than in the truly great musicals, the dialogue is undistinguished and the film is too long at two hours. Also the leads have little to do but sing and look lovely.
The production design is gorgeous with Rochefort transformed into one big film set where almost everyone dances in the street. And it provides Gene Kelly with a chance to show the Europeans how it's done. There's a lot to enjoy here.