Evita

DVD - 1998?
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Evita
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True-life story of Eva Peron, who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve fortune and fame.

Publisher: [S.l.] : Hollywood Pictures Home Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Enterstainment, [1998?]
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 1558908234
Branch Call Number: DVD 782 E
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Feb 16, 2015
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Well, if I'm not mistaken, this was the movie that was supposed to convince all of us sneering sceptics that Madonna could, in fact, really sing.

And, Yeah, OK - I admit that it did convince me that Madonna could, indeed, sing. It did. But, it was like I had always suspected - Madonna couldn't sing very well - At least, not without all of the technical, voice-enhancing gadgetry around to back her up.

When it comes to Madonna's singing I can only take it in very-very small doses, anyways. So, having to listen to her shrill, little voice almost constantly throughout Evita's 134 minute running time was really almost too much for my delicate ears to bear.

I think it's totally hilarious that while Madonna was down on location in Buenos Aires for this film, the proud people of Argentina actually gathered (in large numbers, I hear) outside her hotel to protest against her playing the part of their national heroine, Eva Peron. They angrily claimed that Madonna was not fit to play their saintly heroine - That Madonna was an utter disgrace to the memory of this woman.... Isn't that just too hilarious?

If anyone's at all interested in this sort of thing - Here's a little bit of movie-trivia regarding Evita - Entered into the Guinness Book of World Records - Most costume changes made by an actress in the course of a film - 85 costume changes by Madonna - Beating out 65 costume changes by Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra.

Fascinating stuff, eh? You know, with Evita's running time of 134 minutes, Madonna was literally changing her costumes about every minute and a half. Phew!! It makes my head spin.

Nov 20, 2014
  • shanejeff rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great movie adaptation of a stage show. Beautifully filmed, and acted. Madonna shines! Must See!

Jan 20, 2014
  • geomillar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved it on Blue Ray.
I never thought I'd enjoy seeing it for a second time.
I'd watch it again.

Jan 12, 2014
  • hania4987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

operetta -- incredible portrayal of a cult of personality/celebrity and power

Dec 21, 2012
  • pemberely rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i have loved andrew llyod webber and his musicals ever since fourth grade--now i'm in grade nine. this work shows andrew llyod webber at the height of his genius - other than the phantom of the opera, of course, among countless others. madonna does an impressive job-i was surprised-i didn't know she was capable of it. clearly, i was wrong. one of my favourites...a MUST SEE!

Aug 03, 2012

fulin luv'd everi min of it,antonio n madonna r a gud match.......

Mar 12, 2012
  • pianoDan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The music is good. How unique that almost everything is sung. The plot gets fairly boring in the second half. But overall, it's a good work of art.

Jan 16, 2012
  • Veepea rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I don't see why this movie was so popular, I didn't really like the main character or her story.

Jul 28, 2011
  • DoctorWho4ever rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

AWFUL

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