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Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Christine Baranski View All


Bill Condon (Screenplay), Rob Marshall (Director) View All

Release: Dec. 26th, 2002
Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
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One could say that Chicago works on two planes: first, the straightforward plot about Roxie's trial and her attempts to gain fame at all costs through it; and second, the musical numbers, which are usually shot on stage, independently of the first plane, and then weaved into the film through editing.
In the stage musical, the scenes are introduced as vaudeville acts and director Marshall cleverly legitimized this set-up for the film by making the entire film a dream of Roxie's by opening the film with a closeup of Zellweger's lovely blue eye which segues directly onto the stage of the Onyx, the ....
This film is the centerpeice of classic musicals and will forever be known as one of those great achievements in the musical genre.