reviewed by Greta Christina
What a concept -- a historical movie with the feel of the real world. Costumes that seem like clothing people wore, sets that seem like places people lived and worked, characters that seem like people instead of cardboard cutouts with pretty clothes and stiff tongues. And the movie takes its time, spending ten minutes on a rehearsal scene that another putting-on-a-show movie would race through in thirty seconds. Makes you realize how much good stuff most movies pass by in their rush to get to the next bit of plot.
Copyright 2000 Greta Christina. Originally published in San Francisco Frontiers.