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Fame

Musical Comedy Drama Family


 

An updated version of the 1980 musical, centered on students of the NY Academy of Performing Arts.

The grit, heartbreak, passion and talent of the characters was the heart of the ground-breaking original movie. These elements are absent in this 'reinvention'. It is bland and soul-less, two things a film about performing arts should never be. Clearly aimed at the MTV audience, this is a sequence of performance numbers interrupted by inconsequential plot, rather than a character study in the lives of extraordinarily talented students desperate for success. More sparkler than flame, this "Fame" bungles its audition.

Wendy Slevison

Wide Release 24th September 2009
107 mins