That’s Entertainment, part II

PLOT:

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

What people are saying:

“Probably the most impressive opening cast credits in the history of cinema – other than Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, they’re all in recycled clips though for this sequel that isn’t just musicals this time. The two hosts do offer something new though with original singing and dancing interludes between the repeats which are a mix of song left on the cutting room floor from the first That’s Entertainment, and other famous scenes from the Hollywood period of filmmaking that is no more. It’s not a bad celebration of what’s come before.” 3 stars

“The organization and hosting by Astaire and Kelly is lacking, but the clips, as always, are priceless. These movies always bring tears to my eyes.” 3 1/2 stars

“Some splendid clips, but the best had already been used up for the first movie. And seeing Astaire and Kelly together again is nice, but a bit unsettling given their ages – especially Astaire who looks like he might snap like a twig if a stiff breeze turns up.” 4 stars

“I enjoyed seeing some classic clips, but I didn’t feel that the movie itself was very good. It’s randomly thrown together with no rhyme or reason. Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire are legends and it is nice to see them clowning around, but a movie like this works better with several people taking turns sharing memories.” 2 1/2 stars

“What a joy to see Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly dancing and singing together again… They are definitely my 2 favorite dancers. If you like musicals this is the movie to watch to find the best of those times… Great continuation to “That’s Entertainment”” 4 stars

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