Movie Night! "Victor, Victoria" Steals the Show

April 24, 2015 CLEE25 Leave a Comment

I refuse to watch a movie without checking the reviews first. Sure, I could form my own opinion after an hour or so, but why waste the time if others have already sat through the film and shared their thoughts? My quest for reviews usually leads me straight to Rotten Tomatoes, and I’m rarely disappointed by the information I find.

Victor, Victoria, airing tonight at 9:35 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Television, is a must-see based on its cast and reputation alone, but the good reviews don’t hurt. “Driven by a fantastic lead turn from Julie Andrews, Blake Edwards’ musical gender-bender is sharp, funny and all-round entertaining,” cheers Rotten Tomatoes.

The 1982 musical centers on an entertainer (Andrews) living in 1930s Paris, who is rescued from starvation by cabaret performer Robert Preston. Preston’s advice? Adopt a gimmick to rake in the cash. Andrews does just that, becoming a male impersonator pretending to be a female impersonator … and soon becomes the toast of Paris.

If you’re looking for a relaxing Friday evening like I am, Victor, Victoria won’t disappoint.

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