Chicago (2002)


Movie Review

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere

Club singer Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and celebrity hungry Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) are two women who commit crimes of passion.  Velma kills her husband and sister when she finds them rolling around in bed together.  Roxie kills her boyfriend when she finds out that he can’t get her the vaudeville engagement he promised.  The two murderesses end up in jail together awaiting their trials.  Velma and her attorney Billy Flynn (Richard Gere) understand the power of the press in her pending legal battle, so he does everything to keep her image positive and popular in the media.  Roxie catches onto this and wants some attention from the media as well.  She hires Billy as her lawyer and knocks Velma out of the spotlight.  They get locked in an endless battle to achieve stardom while incarcerated.  Chicago is a rather unique musical.  It’s seductive.  It’s electric.  It’s dazzling.  The energy from this adaptation of the Broadway musical is palpable.  Get a taste of this captivating film as soon as you can.



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