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Year
1955
Runtime
101 min.
Directors
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Musical
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
1,765
Checks
678
Favs
42
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
6.2% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Tarris1's avatar

    Tarris1

    Bittersweet movie with fantastic songs and dance sequences 7 years 5 months ago
  2. baraka92's avatar

    baraka92

    Brilliant film. Its cynical edge apparently turned off audiences when it came out; but that thing mixed with the charm of other classic musicals of the time, gives us a movie that feels very fresh.

    Donen and Kelly made magic together in all their collaborations. Too bad they only managed to stand each other for 3 films.
    3 years 6 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Gene Kelly does what he does best in It's Always Fair Weather, which is find ways to show off. The dance numbers are difficult - tying something to his feet, impossibly synchronized with dancers shot separately, roller skates - and he and his cast pull it off like the athletes they are. Cyd Charisse is abominably underused however, getting one dance number, and not even with Kelly himself. But then, while she's required for his character to "arc", this isn't her story. It's the tale of three army veterans who, in 1945, promise to be friends forever, and bet their barman they'll be back to prove it in 10 years. On the date, they find out they've grown apart and no longer recognize or like each other. Interestingly, they don't recognize or like THEMSELVES either, and through that realization, may be healed. It's a little more adult than the flighty dance numbers and television-of-the-era spoof might otherwise indicate. There are some definite lulls when we spend too much time away from the song and dance, but also some fun transition ideas to get us from point A to point B. In terms of old-fashioned musicals, you could do a lot worse. 5 years 11 months ago
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In 3 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #42 in BFI's 100 Film Musicals
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  2. This movie ranks #474 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  3. This movie ranks #503 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2500
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