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A chorus girl, Roxie Hart, shoots her love and goes to jail, where she meets Velma Kelly, fellow chorus girl and murderess. A battle ensues to see who will get represented by Billy Flynn, a hotshot attorney that makes big media splashes.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
These are some great opinions. Lots of "Fantastic" and "Excellent" opinions with very few low ones. I suspect the few low opinions were mainly from those who either didn't know what type of movie this was or they went with someone who enjoys musicals and they don't.
This is a very specific type of movie and is going to be enjoyed most by those who still want to see it after learning exactly what awaits them. So, be sure to read all we offer about this movie and understand that it's a story that's primarily told in music and dance.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.
The Windy City's promise of adventure and opportunity dazzle Roxie
Hart (Renee Zellweger), an outwardly innocent performer who dreams of singing and dancing her way out of her ho-hum life.
Roxie's one wish is to follow in the golden footsteps of vaudeville performer Velma
Kelly Catherine Zeta-Jones). Roxie gets her wish when some very wrong steps land both the star and starlet in prison for separate murder charges.
Under the crooked care of the prison Matron Morton (Queen Latifah), Roxie meets up with legendary lawyer Billy
Flynn (Richard Gere). He agrees to take Roxie's case for an immodest fee. Roxie's career explodes, to the chagrin of her mentor. But the clever Miss Kelly has a few surprises left for her second act…