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Los Angeles Times
Manages to honor the theatricality of the source yet becomes a fully cinematic experience. A gem.
It has that bygone style, in which impossibly innocent ingenues suddenly break into blissfully tuneful song.
San Francisco Chronicle
Has slow patches and requires a generous suspension of disbelief. But it's also sweet and optimistic -- a welcome antidote to gloom.
Scrappy, sappy, and appealing.
This is the first Broadway-sourced movie musical in umpteen years, and you should see it, because the score is gorgeous.
New York Daily News
The deliberate simplicity that works so well at the Sullivan Street Theater seems flat, anachronistic and almost spooky on the big screen.
TV Guide Magazine
While the cast and songs are top notch, the predictability of the madness makes it pretty clear that this musical shouldn't have left the stage
San Francisco Examiner
It seems like another misstep - the story just doesn't hold up to Ritchie's treatment.
Shot five years ago by director Michael Ritchie. No release until now. Uh-oh. Disaster? Pretty much.
The resulting film is one of too much reverence and not enough satire.
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