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A Little Night Music (1977)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  21 May 1980 (Portugal)
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Fredrik Egerman is very happy in his marriage to a seventeen-year-old virgin, Anne. Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrik ... See full summary »

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Anne Egerman
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Mme. Armfeldt
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Erich Egerman
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Chloe Franks ...
Fredericka Armfeldt
Heinz Marecek ...
Frid
Jonathan Tunick ...
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Hubert Tscheppe ...
Franz
Rudolph Schrympf ...
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Franz Schussler ...
The Mayor
Johanna Schussler ...
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Fredrik Egerman is very happy in his marriage to a seventeen-year-old virgin, Anne. Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrik goes to see an old flame, the famous actress Desiree Armfeldt. Desiree is getting tired of her life, and is thinkin of settling down, and sets her sights on Fredrik, despite his marriage, and her own married lover Count Carl-Magnus. She gets her mother to invite the Egermans to her country estate for the weekend. But when Carl-Magnus and his wife Charlotte appear, too, things begin to get farcical (Send in the Clowns), and the night must smile for the third time before all the lovers are united. Written by Kathy Li

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Written by Stephen Sondheim
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Dame Diana Rigg is a goddess!!!
22 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are only about four or five good reasons why anyone should want to watch this film. If you are not a fan of bad movies, the number is immediately reduced to one (MAYBE two). The most important reason for watching this movie is to see the performance of Dame Diana Rigg. She is absolutely flawless, and she is certainly a breath of fresh air in a film that is often quite stagnant and misguided. Some of the wit from the original stage version shows through, thank God, but director Harold Prince simply did not know how to transfer his work to film. (It didn't help, of course, that A Little Night Music was his first film.) If you're interested in seeing Harold Prince's film work, a better choice would be Something For Everyone.

Elizabeth Taylor clearly had no idea what she was doing for most of the film, and everyone else was decent enough, but nothing to shout about. This wasn't even a so-bad-it's-good movie. It was painfully mediocre. If you want to see an example of why Sondheim's musicals have mostly not made it to the screen or you want to see Ms. Taylor in one of her less-than- stellar moments, then by all means, watch this film. However, if neither of those reasons interest you and you find yourself stuck in a situation in which you must watch this film, focus on Diana Rigg as Charlotte Mittelheim. She is fabulous!!


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