The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg ★★

For me, for a musical to work, especially one that involves no spoken words (and there's a lot that can be conveyed with dialogue) and switches over to singing, there really has to be a lot of heavy lifting that the music does. I really didn't find that here.... one decision here is there isn't really a structure present of having individual songs, and with that the whole movie feels the same; there's no emotional range in the music, and that leads to no emotional range in the movie for me. The whole thing felt emotionless, and given the plot itself, it really shouldn't.

A musical that falls very short for me because the music didn't do anything for it other than hold it back. The distinct use of color really isn't able to overcome that.

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