Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.
Diane H (jp) wrote: I loved everything about this movie. The plot was complicated and believable, alternating between present time and flashbacks. By the end of the film it was revealed why Jasmine was so deeply disturbed. Cate Blanchett was wonderful as Jasmine, and Sally Hawkins did a great job as her sister, Ginger. This is one of those movies that I didn't want to end.
Brendan N (de) wrote: This wasn't a huge train wreck from the reviews or the box office. It's the hilarious moments when Tarzan feels the need to flip into water after thinking Jane had drowned or when the visual effects are super bad. This is much like The Phantom, The Shadow and The Rocketeer, guilty pleasures for the young crowd. Jane was well cast among all these other poorly cast people, Tarzan especially. I liked some of the scenery and the monkey in Janes dress but unless you have no idea of quality you'll struggle with this film.
Jennifer T (kr) wrote: stupid as hell but funny at the same time.
Rob A (kr) wrote: I can see where the concept of this movie spawned a bunch of TV shows that I hear are really good, but the movie itself, and the acting, even the special effects, are not not that great at all.
Debbie W (de) wrote: Corny, stupid adaptation of the corny, stupid stage musical. Gene Kelly can't sing worth buttons but oh how I love this movie. The music, the costumes, the dancing, the story. I will never get tired of it.
Weul S (ca) wrote: Quite frankly, the best choreography I've ever seen.
Sara P (ca) wrote: So cooooll.It was a bit chilling in such an enchanting way.
Jim F (au) wrote: The production design has a high degree of 1920s verisimilitude. The sight gags and tough-guy repartee still have legs. Jack Webb bears comparison with Bogie.