Watched The 1952 Classic Film "Singin' In The Rain"


“Singin’ In The Rain” is a classic comedy musical directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen.  It stars Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.  This movie is about a movie studio that has to adapt to the transition from silent films to talking pictures.

I loved this movie from beginning to end.  It is very much a feel-good experience from the story of Don Lockwood’s rise to fame to the huge Broadway number.  There are few good reasons this musical is so good:

  • -The strength of the lead performances
  • -The quality of the choreography
  • -The songs are so much fun to watch

It’s really hard for me to pick, but I think my favorite numbers were:
  • -“Fit as a Fiddle”: amazing violin/dancing choreography
  • -“Make ‘Em Laugh”: O’Connor does some of the most ridiculous dancing in this sequence.  He was not only a great singer but extremely athletic.
  • -“Good Morning”: There is something about this song that makes you want to sing along with it, but it looks like it must’ve been genuinely fun to be a part of this number.

Of course, the title song
“Singin’ In The Rain” is very awesome and iconic.  I thought it was funny that when I was watching it, I kept thinking, “he must be freezing!” (as he’s kicking giant puddles).

This is a favorite movie of one of my friends, who is a huge musical fan, and I can’t say I blame him.  It wasn’t a stage performance, but at the end, J and I couldn’t help but applaud when it was over.  I would recommend this movie to anyone.  Yes, even if you’re “not into musicals”, rent it!

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