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Chicago [P&S] [DVD] [2002]

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    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (107 out of 113)

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    Chicago
    A starry-eyed would-be star discovers just how far the notion that "there's no such thing as bad publicity" can go in this screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Chicago, originally directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. In the mid-'20s, Roxie Hart (Renee Zellweger) is a small-time chorus dancer married to a well-meaning dunderhead named Amos (John C. Reilly). Roxie is having an affair on the side with Fred Casley (Dominic West), a smooth talker who insists he can make her a star. However, Fred strings Roxie along a bit too far for his own good, and when she realizes that his promises are empty, she becomes enraged and murders Fred in cold blood. Roxie soon finds herself behind bars alongside Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones), a sexy vaudeville star who used to perform with her sister until Velma discovered that her sister had been sleeping with her husband. Velma shot them both dead, and, after scheming prison matron "Mama" Morton hooks Velma up with hotshot lawyer Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), Velma becomes the new Queen of the scandal sheets. Roxie is just shrewd enough to realize that her poor fortune could also bring her fame, so she convinces Amos to also hire Flynn. Soon Flynn is splashing Roxie's story -- or, more accurately, a highly melodramatic revision of Roxie's story -- all over the gutter press, and Roxy and Velma are soon battling neck-to-neck over who can win greater fame through the headlines. A project that had been moving from studio to studio since the musical opened on Broadway in 1973, Chicago also features guest appearances by Lucy Liu and Christine Baranski. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Catherine Zeta-Jones
      Catherine Zeta-Jones - Velma Kelly
    • Renée Zellweger
      Renée Zellweger - Roxie Hart
    • Richard Gere
      Richard Gere - Billy Flynn
    • Queen Latifah
      Queen Latifah - Matron Mama Morton
    • John C. Reilly
      John C. Reilly - Amos Hart



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    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews

    95%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      THE BEST MOVIE MUSICAL!!!

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      Dopey01
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      This is definitely one of the BEST movie musicals ever created. Not only is it a great musical by itself, but this film is a true masterpiece. Along with MOULIN ROUGE, this film is what started the new generations to get excited about movie musicals again. The plot, characters, acting, music, dancing, costumes, etc, are just absolutely awesome!!! Rob Marshall did a fantastic job with this film, which is why the movie won several awards. Even if you're not a huge musical fan, this show has something for everyone. It's magical!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Movie

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      0Mike0
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      Murder, singing, dancing, and intrigue. This is a rare movie in the modern age. This musical is well written, and great effort was put into the making of the film. The plot is engaging for those not into musicals. If you like musicals, even better. The actors give excellent performances and their singing is just as good. A very entertaining movie for viewers of all ages. (Yes, parental discretion for the themes, content, etc.)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Well worth the money

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      jagol

      I was very impressed with the movie version of Chicago. I loved it when I saw it on Broadway but loved it even more after seeing this movie. I was especially impressed by the performances of Richard Gere and Rene Zellweger. All the songs sound even better now that it is on Blu-Ray disc. The one problem I had was that I did not think the quality of the picture was up to par. It looked more like a DVD than a Blu-ray Disc.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Different from your typical musical movie

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      bestbuygal21
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      I can't watch a lot of musical movies because they can be hokey, but this movie seems to fit the music to the plot. Of course it is a movie made from a theater production, so if you like to go to the theater, this may be a movie for you. I loved the cast and thought they did a great job in their portrayals of each character.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A fantastic remastering of a classic

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      Zayante1
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      There isn't enough room here to list the many virtues of this "newish" classic. The music and dancing and the cast are super. There are literally hours of extra commentary and video in this version. You may already have a copy of the original. If you do, set it aside and get this gorgeous blu ray version. You'll love it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Chicago Remastered

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      Uptown1999
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      One of the best films of the past 15 years and a terrific adaptation of the stage musical. This updated Bluray includes a remastered picture and upgraded sound to a 7.1 mix. However, it should be noted that a few of the extras from the previous Bluray release are missing and/or only available in Standard Definition.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Chicago a solid musical

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      1234bob
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      Chicago is set in the mid 20's Renee Zellweger is upset and takes the life of two people. In prison she meets a Catherine Zeta-Jones and they compete to get the biggest headlines. This is a good musical, Richard Gere holds his own and singing is never easy. Add this solid musical to your bluray collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this movie, couldn't find it anywhere

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      Ohheygirl123
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      This used to be one if my favorite movies that I used to watch with an old friend all the time I had it on VHS and couldn't find it on DVD anywhere until i looked on beat buys website. I was so excited to see that I had finally found it and I could finally watched it again

      I would recommend this to a friend



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