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  1. Colin Jacobson

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Du Barry Was a Lady -- in Blu-ray

    And that's cool, but I need something with actual story and characters. Musicals that're just vehicles for song/dance numbers and silliness don't work for me - though "Du Barry" is surprisingly funny at times.
  2. Colin Jacobson

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Du Barry Was a Lady -- in Blu-ray

    I do like that the movie gives May a scene in which she openly tells Louis she's just using him for money. While that sounds horrid on the surface, it shows she has a heart. She gives him every chance to back out and makes sure he understands their "marriage" will just be a business...
  3. Colin Jacobson

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Du Barry Was a Lady -- in Blu-ray

    Yeah, Lucy offers almost no comedic material in "Lady", which makes one wonder why they cast her. Especially because they didn't need her singing voice - someone else dubbed her 1st song. Again, Lucy's attractive in the movie, but she just doesn't make the role so magnetic that it makes sense...
  4. Colin Jacobson

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Du Barry Was a Lady -- in Blu-ray

    Wait - Merman played May on stage??? Yer right - that's worse in terms of "sexy babe" casting than Lucy! :oops: And Lucy actually looks pretty good in "Lady" - she just doesn't look Every Man Wants Her good, which is what she's supposed to be.
  5. Colin Jacobson

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Du Barry Was a Lady -- in Blu-ray

    BTW, is there any logical explanation why cigarette girl Ginny gets her own stage number? :unsure:
  6. Colin Jacobson

    Blu-ray Review A Few Words About A few words about...™ - Du Barry Was a Lady -- in Blu-ray

    Watched this today and found it offered a paper thin story and superficial characters. It's a bunch of gratuitous musical sequences cobbled together by a loose narrative. Ball seems miscast, as I think May needs to be much sexier than Lucy could muster. Makes little sense Louis moons over...
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