Cadinho93’s review published on Letterboxd:
🎶I'm singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain, what a glorious feeling, I'm happy again…🎶
Singin' in the Rain is the greatest musical ever made and a true masterpiece of filmmaking. It's a timeless film because the music, acting and color cinematography is all spectacular.
The plot unfolds at a terrific, but digestible pace. There is not a second of unmotivated action, it's an exciting adventure from the start. Donald (Don) Lockwood (Gene Kelly) goes on a long journey of development in his world with excellence in all areas from the supporting cast: Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), Cosmo Brown (Donald O'Connor), Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen), R.F. Simpson (Millard Mitchell), Dancer (Cyd Charisse), Roscoe Dexter (Douglas Fowley) and Zelda Zanders (Rita Moreno).
Brilliant performances, genre defining class and there's great musical numbers like "Make 'em Laugh", "Moses supposes", "Good Mornin'" and of course the title song "Singin' in the Rain", with one of the most iconic scenes in film history.
I always fantasize Gene Kelly's "Singin' in the Rain" scene because I wished could live in that place and I truly wish life was as easy as the musicals.
I truly love this film, we get a look at the background shenanigans of when talkies came along, all played out through a fantastic musical. I do love that the film has fun looking into the transition from silence into sound in the film world. I think they have a really hilarious look at that transition, but also I think it's the big dance numbers and big choreographed pieces with a hundred dancers on top of their game. It's incredibly funny and could have worked just as well without music. The fact that all the music and dancing is spot-on is just icing on the cake.
Overall, Singin' in the Rain is one of the greatest films ever made and a perfect feel-good film.