Now tell the audience, err, jury, what happened next....
Based on true-life events back in the 1920s, this is in essence a film about the trial of two women. They meet in jail, awaiting trial on murder charges. Both are represented by the same flamboyant lawyer, a true showman, who is an expert in manipulating public opinion, and juries. His approach is to make his client a celebrity, and use public sympathy to get them acquitted. However, having two high profile cases at the same time, competing for media attention, pushes him and his clients to ever more dizzy heights, in their efforts to remain on the front page...|
The film was nominated for 13 Oscars.
113 minutes, No persons under 16
Comedy, Crime, Musical
Where's it showing?
Renée Zellweger, Catharine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Taye Diggs, Lucy Liu
|Screenplay||Bill Condon, based on the musical by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebbe, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins|
|Music||John Kander, Danny Elfman|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Loop Films, Miramax Films, Producer's Circle|
|What the Critics say|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||17|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||20|
|Cape TimesSergio Ben||15|
|The StarTanya Farber||18|
|Die BurgerGabriël Botma||15|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||20|
|Total MovieJames White||15|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Kim Linekin||13|
|Box Office (USA)Ray Greene||13|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||18|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 83%||17|
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