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Chicago

(DVD - 2005)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart both find themselves on Chicago's famed Murderess Row. They also share Billy Flynn, the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends.
Statement of Responsibility: a Producer Circle Co. production ; a Zadan/Meron production ; a Miramax Films production ; produced by Martin Richards ; screenplay by Bill Condon ; directed by Rob Marshall
Title: Chicago
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition: Razzle-dazzle ed
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (113 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container
Based on the musical play 'Chicago', directed and choreographed for the stage by Bob Fosse; based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Originally released as a motion picture in 2002
Special features: [Disc 1]: Feature commentary with director Rob Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon; exclusive new bonus material, "From stage to screen": the history of 'Chicago'; deleted musical number "Class" performed by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah; [Disc 2]: extended musical performances ; Chita Rivera's encore; an intimate look at director Rob Marshall; when Liza Minnelli became Roxy Hart; Academy Award-winning production designer John Myhre; Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood; VH1 Behind the movie
Credits: Director of photography, Dion Beebe ; editor, Martin Walsh ; music, John Kander ; lyrics, Fred Ebb ; original score music, Danny Elfman ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, John Myhre ; choreography, Rob Marshall.
Performers: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reily, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Christine Baranski.
Summary: At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart both find themselves on Chicago's famed Murderess Row. They also share Billy Flynn, the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13, for sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation enhanced for 16x9 TVs. ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 surround
Other Language: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 2003: Best Motion Picture of the Year (Marty Richards); Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Catherine Zeta-Jones); Best Achievement in Editing (Martin Walsh); Best Achievement in Costume Design (Colleen Atwood); Best Achievement in Art Direction (John Myhre, Gordon Sim); Best Achievement in Sound (Michael Minkler, Dominic Tavella, David Lee)
Golden Globes, 2003: Best motion Picture-Musical or Comedy; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy (Richard Gere); Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy (Renée Zellweger)
Subject Headings: Female offenders Illinois Chicago Drama Lawyers Illinois Chicago Drama Musical Feature. migfg
Genre/Form: Feature films
Legal drama
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Female offenders
Lawyers
Musical
Publisher No: 35001
ISBN: 0788853406
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE C
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Jun 19, 2014
  • gemini07 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wonderfully entertaining.

Nov 25, 2013
  • sylvek rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The movie is great! Catherine Zeta Jones and Richard Gere's acting are amazing and the songs stayed in my head for a while after I watched it. Renee Zellweger could have acted better though, but overall I enjoyed the rest of the movie. :)

Nov 08, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I was going to call this one of the worst movies to win best picture, but then I remembered that "Forest Gump," "Dances with Wolves" and "Crash" have won too. I guess it's fun if you like musicals?

Sep 23, 2013
  • Squirt_tastic rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Zellweger was horribly miscast, but Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah make up for it with wonderful performances. Not my favorite movie musical, but it's entertaining.

Jun 15, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A nice musical movie.

I tried...but I didn't care for this movie at all.

Great performances by all: John C. Reilly, Gere, Zeta-Jones, Zellweger, and Queen Latifah. Good production values in a spectacle. (Although I did notice that, the second time around, "Razzle Dazzle 'Em" just didn't have the same effect.) Interesting and effective use of intercutting production numbers with "live" action. The story, about ambition, sleaze, and manipulation, is almost incidental, but does have it's points :-)

Jul 14, 2011
  • KELINALAHMI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love how they blended the two different interpretations of the Broadway versions to create this masterpiece.

Jul 14, 2011
  • KELINALAHMI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love how they blended both versions of the musical interpretations to create this masterpiece.

Jun 19, 2011
  • GHN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Few musical movies are equal or better than this movie.

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  • KELINALAHMI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 12, 2011
  • amber_ballerina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 19, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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  • DanniOcean rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 19, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: Murders

Jul 19, 2010
  • BlackPhoenix rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Some pretty explicit scenes and some pretty explicit implications

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Jul 14, 2011
  • KELINALAHMI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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  • KELINALAHMI rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 20, 2009
  • DanniOcean rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

trailer: 2002's Chicaago, based on the Broadway musical

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