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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Rosario Dawson
Jesse L Martin
Taye Diggs
Directors
Chris Columbus
Screenwriters
Steve Chbosky
Running Time
135 minutes

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Rosario Dawson stars in this adaptation of the Broadway musical.


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Plot
Struggling artists in New York’s East Village unite against former friend-turned-yuppie landlord Benny (Diggs). Philosopher Collins (Martin) meets soulmate drag queen Angel (Heredia), filmmaker Mark (Anthony Rapp) loses Maureen (Idina Menzel) to another woman (Tracie Thoms), and Roger (Adam Pascal) falls for junkie dancer Mimi (Dawson).


Verdict
Given that Chicago is the only movie musical in years to have made a significant profit, it’s unlikely many will give this ragged rock revue a second glance, despite pleasing moments and fiercely committed performances.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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