Gypsy

PhotobucketPhotobucketRosalind Russell is a force to be reckoned with as Mama Rose in this biographical musical about the humble beginnings of her daughter, ‘Gypsy Rose Lee’. Natalie Wood shines in an appealing performance as the title character, a nice counterbalance to Russell’s strident display as the stage mother from hell. An eight-minute monologue at the end drags on the film’s 144min running time, but overall an entertaining, lavish movie adaptation of the 1959 Stephen Sondheim / Jules Styne musical.

One Response to “Gypsy”

  1. christina crawford Says:

    Some of the songs were pretty good, I’ll admit; but wasn’t it Gypsy’s book that the story was based on? How could a kid bring herself to write that kind of stuff about her own mother!

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