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Best live-action movie musical of this decade?


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Even though I'm sure most of us prefer movie musicals from the 20th century, I couldn't help but take a look at this poll from imdb.com:

 

_Favorite live-action musical of the 00's (so far)? (Suggested by "angelx")_

 

*Across the Universe*

*Camp*

*Chicago*

*Dancer in the Dark*

*Dreamgirls*

*8 Women*

*Enchanted*

*Hairspray*

*Happiness of the Katakuris*

*Hedwig and the Angry Inch*

*High School Musical*

*High School Musical 2*

*Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India*

*La Vie En Rose*

*Mamma Mia!*

*A Mighty Wind*

*Moulin Rouge*

*O Brother, Where Art Thou?*

*Once*

*The Phantom of the Opera*

*A Prairie Home Companion*

*The Producers*

*Ray*

*Reefer Madness*

*Rent*

*Romance & Cigarettes*

*Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street*

*Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story*

*Walk the Line*

I love musicals, so I have way too many favorites on this list.

I would have picked another musical.

I am not a fan of musicals.

I have no opinion.

 

http://www.imdb.com/poll/

 

 

I've not seen all of this titles, but even so it's almost impossible to choose just one. Maybe I could narrow it down to 5, and that's just because there's some stage musicals that were enjoyable in the legit theater but that were (in the opinion of many) poorly translated to the silver screen, like *Rent* or *The Phantom of the Opera*.

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Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge, hands down. An exemplary movie musical that blended the classical themes and songs of golden age Hollywood with the frenetic energies of the post MTV generation.

 

The first five minutes are perhaps a bit hapless, but once McGregor and company make their way to Paris' most decadent nightclub, the energy is infectious and palpable throughout.

 

Ewan McGregor is in fine voice. He has the winning 'anything goes' plus personality of a Gene Kelly even if his dancing skills are less than. Jim Broadbent gives the most flamboyant performance, but it's Nicole Kidman's ill fated courtesan that strikes all the right chords - mostly in our hearts. Spectacular! Spectacular!

 

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