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The Producers 2005
Short plot summary

Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane) is a down on his luck Broadway producer who's latest flop, Funny Boy, saw Hamlet set to music.

Visiting Bialystock, accountant Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick), suggests that more money could be made from producing a disaster than a hit...

What our panel of critics thought

"Utterly consummate. A verifiable moment of genius."

"Mel Brooks is free to drop dead now, his life's work is finished. Bravisimo!"

"The campest Hitler in 60 years! A triumph!"

"It's Singin' in the Third Reich! A wonder from the first rib tickle to the last!"

"Is this the best musical comedy of all time? Only time will tell. Ask me again in twenty years. It's either this one or Singin' In the Rain."

Please tell me the ending SPOILER

Our hero's hope that 'Springtime for Hitler' will flop are not realised. The show is a smash and they have no way of paying off the backers.

Bialystock is arrested and charged, but Leo Bloom escapes to Rio de Janeiro with Ulla (Uma Thurman).

Leo hears of his friend's troubles and returns to face charges. They are both sentenced to five years in Sing Sing prison...

Dr Bravisimo-Encore II Movie Review

Superb. At last Singin In the Rain has competition for the title of best movie comedy musical of all time.

It all fits together perfectly in this movisation of the Broadway mega smash. Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are priceless and the music is simply wonderful.

Quotable quotes (real)

"Unhappy unhappy, very very very very unhappy."

"Bloom where do you think you're going? You've already had your toilet break. Bloom: I'm not going to the toilet, I'm going into show business."

"If you've got it, flaunt it!"

"Are you gonna jump on me?"

"I'm wet, I'm hysterical and I'm wet!"

Other comments

Genius really does live here.

Date of review

May 31, 2006

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