Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain ★★★★½

MTBMF AFI 100 Challenge 2018 #8

Stanley Donen is an amazing man and a gift to this world.

This movie was really something else. Not only did it work as a spectacular musical romantic comedy, but it also works really well as a self aware satire of Hollywood culture and the movies of the 20s it was emulating. For me, it was really the first time a movie did both those things without one infringing on the other and to be honest it was really quite good.
Unfortunately I feel like the film struggled a little on the story end, as well as with the cinematography and editing. However, it is definitely a classic that is deserving of that title and really a wonderful movie in so many respects.


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