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Gigi

Gigi

1958
Romance
Comedy
1h 55m
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. (imdb)
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Gigi

1958
Romance
Comedy
1h 55m
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Rated 04 Aug 2011
30
10th
No.... This won Best Picture in the same year that 'Vertigo' only got noms for Art Direction and Sound?!! No-no-no. NO!
Rated 16 Sep 2011
50
26th
Creepy pedo narrator leads to an even creepier plot.
Rated 15 Sep 2009
44
4th
Clueless mediocrity. It may be a lighthearted musical but that doesn't take away from the fact that it is completely genuine in its deplorable borderline creepy message. It's sometimes fun in a campy, 'I can't believe they thought that was a good idea' way, but it's unaware of that fact and so most of it isn't very fun at all. The songs aren't bad but they're not particularly good either, fluff that would be nice in a better overall film, but far from enough to save this wreck.
Rated 18 Mar 2013
56
14th
9 Oscars for a misogynistic musical with totally forgettable music?? Oh I remember the opening title: Thank Heaven for Little Girls sung by a creepy pedophile old man...
Rated 10 Sep 2008
53
26th
The least camera movement in any musical ever. And the plot is creepy.
Rated 29 Apr 2021
48
18th
To quote a song from the movie: "It's a bore!" Everything in Gigi had already been done better in Lerner & Loewe's stage version of My Fair Lady, and was again upstaged in the movie version of that musical. Aside from "I Remember it Well" the songs are pretty terrible. Chevalier's narrator character is notably creepy with pedophile vibes and the whole thing stinks of misogyny. About the only nice qualities are the costumes, set designs, and Leslie Caron being cute. Bottom 5 Best Picture winner.
Rated 18 May 2008
79
53rd
Three or four great numbers and a cast that promised slightly more than it delivered in my opinion. Charming and true to the period but lacking pace in the middle - a gentle comedy and mild romance. One for a wet afternoon.
Rated 27 Jan 2013
35
25th
There must have been a time when this flick was utterly charming, but that must have been a VERY long time ago. It does look great--I'll give you that. But the whole plot, peppered with a bunch of forgettable songs, is just so very creaky, embarrassing, and downright weird. And, yes, creepy ("The elderly Maurice Chevalier singing "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" may give one pause."--Pauline Kael). Did everyone drink champagne ALL the time (at the ice skating rink!) in the Paris of 1900?
Rated 20 Mar 2018
25
4th
In serious contention for the title of "worst Best Picture winner." I enjoyed the set design and Andre Previn's orchestrations. Apart from that, the whole movie was a nostalgic ode to early 20th-century misogyny. As for the songs, it feels like Lerner and Loewe were basically just attempting to replicate the successes of "My Fair Lady" with different lyrics.... Except that instead of being tongue-in-cheek and satirical, "Gigi" plays it all painfully straight.
Rated 16 Oct 2017
72
29th
In Paris c. 1900, terminally bored Gaston (Louis Jourdan) finds himself falling in love with Gigi (Leslie Caron), a sprightly young girl whose family is training her to be a courtesan. Colorful Lerner & Loewe musical adaptation of Colette's novella, heavily honored by the Academy at the time, but 60 years on it seems hampered by the meandering story, dated premise, and lack of great numbers. Decent acting and gorgeous settings keep it fairly afloat, but it's one of the slightest Oscar winner
Rated 05 Aug 2011
61
54th
Sweet, charming and kind of conventional musical that won nine Oscars, including Best Picture. Far from a masterpiece, but still a good exemple of the genre at its peak in the 50s.
Rated 24 Jan 2014
50
15th
Weird plot and probably one of the worst best picture oscar winners in history. I mean 9 oscars? Really? The 50s were messed up in hollywood, no doubt about that.
Rated 01 May 2020
50
45th
Pastel vision of turn-of-the-century Paris and a lot of similarities to My Fair Lady, but the creepy undertones of Gigi training to be a mistress and the creepy narrator with "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" make this, at best, a dated paternalistic view. Good acting by all. Fav scene: Gaston freaking out over not getting Gigi.
Rated 21 Jul 2012
40
2nd
Pretty lame, strangely creepy, certainly not a deserving Oscar winner too, but that's beside the point. Forgettable songs turned into boring numbers. It does become slightly more interesting if you think of Gigi as Lolita and Gaston as Humbert Humbert.
Rated 28 Feb 2009
40
6th
The acting was really great, it was just too boring for me, even the music was not all that appealing to me. Also, the story-line is not to my like-ing. I understand it won all kinds of awards at the oscars, winning in each and every nominated event, it was just not my kind of movie to watch.
Rated 17 May 2021
45
21st
Morally shady in many ways with rather bad talk-singing. Scenes at Maxim's were great, though.
Rated 06 Jul 2010
70
43rd
A trilha soa bem água-com-açúcar; os números carecem de coreografia (inexiste dança propriamente dita). Pecados que, no contexto do gênero, não hão de ser tidos como uma tempestade num copo d'água. Vale só pelo desbunde visual proporcionado pela cenografia ultraluxuosa, colorida e texturizada com o ápice do bom gosto por Cecil Beaton. A avalanche de nove Oscars adquire, em retrospecto, ares de exagero.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
88
97th
It seems the world has become less capable of appreciating the virtues of this beautiful, wonderful movie.
Rated 14 Apr 2021
34
3rd
Even if we disregard the creepy concept and the absolutely bizarre first song introducing us to this world and its people, this is still woeful entertainment. I found so little to care about during this film that not even the lush art direction and costumes could hold my attention for too long. Oh no, the impossibly rich man struggles to love a courtesan-in-training! The drama is boundless! Not even the music is memorable.
Rated 03 Sep 2023
57
12th
The costumes, settings, and vibrant color are lovely. The rest is inane.
Rated 21 Jun 2018
63
20th
Maybe weaker Minnelli (I certainly think so), but even lesser Minnelli is better than most movies. I love how, even though there is less dancing than in something like Brigadoon or The Band Wagon, VM still is keenly aware of his actor's little gestures and body movements. There is also such innocence to this that it's hard to not appreciate it.
Rated 25 Jun 2012
90
96th
I'm not a big guy for musicals, but this one I thought was delightful. I don't get the low scores people seem to give this movie.
Rated 08 Oct 2021
60
35th
A strange mashup seemingly combining My Fair Lady and Lolita. There's a lecherous old man who sings a lot, a dashing and rich bachelor who rarely makes up his mind, and a too-young Audrey Hepburn-like waif. There were a few funny parts -- including a few on attempted suicide -- but it no longer has that innocence that it espouses; it's just plain creepy (although the sets and costumes were beautiful).
Rated 29 Aug 2009
74
50th
It doesn't hold up as well as other Minnelli musicals (or My Fair Lady, which it's quite similar to). But it does have Maurice Chevalier, delightful once again as a character both charming and pervy (few things are creepier than "Thank Heaven for Little Girls"). Nothing else really stands out, but it's all done well enough. Caron is cute, the sets and costumes are serviceable, and if few of the songs are very memorable, at least none of them are obnoxious. Plus: no boring ballet sequence.
Rated 24 Mar 2008
75
59th
Beautifully photographed, and the music is charming. However, certain aspects of the story don't hold up all that well to modern sensibilities (blatant sexism and ephebophilia being the least of the plot's problems). Yes, I realize the movie takes place at the turn of the century, but I couldn't help feeling creeped out.
Rated 31 Dec 2018
78
73rd
gigi is a slight character, but caron makes her more than that. the romance is believable, as are the characters missteps along the way. lavish production design, wellshot to showcase sets, locales, costumes. catchy music fits each moment of the story and mood of the characters with clever lyrics. all in all a really feel good movie.
Rated 05 Oct 2011
7
61st
Frolicking and light-hearted musical comedy, set in Paris to lavish sets and colors.
Rated 09 Jan 2010
55
10th
Pretty, but not remotely charming.

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