During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija). The war ... See full summary »
During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija). The war is tearing them apart. Written by
The musical number "Happy Talk" (sung by Bloody Mary) has been cut from this version of the musical because it was considered too politically incorrect. The song is never cut from stage productions of "South Pacific", and was included in the 1958 film version. See more »
The Grumman Goose seaplane used in the filming had retractable pontoons. The retractable pontoons weren't added to the Gooses till the 1960's. See more »
This movie remake was as awful of a one I have seen in a while. Every character was miscast, especially Nellie, Bloody Mary and Luther. They absolutely murdered this remake of the original. I'd like to shake the hand of the idiot who came up with the idea to do this movie. He/she deserves to be punished. Don't blame the actors in the movie. They already have been punished enough for actually participating in such a horrible piece of trash. Give me the original South Pacific any day. At least in the original, you had true to life actors performing the roles with exceptional acting. The 2001 version is downright fakey, and the acting (if that is what you can call it) is forced and dull. I wish they would leave well enough alone. You know the saying, "If it ain't broke, why fix it."
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