The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
1935. A group of elderly British women, who the Italians have named the Scorpioni, have chosen Italy, specifically Florence, as a place to live to blend their proper British sensibilities ... See full summary »
Cher and Sonny Bono starred in this quintessentially '70's TV comedy/variety show. Sonny and Cher's hit songs featured prominently on the show, as they would often sing and perform them ... See full summary »
Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she agreed to marry (the best friend of her late husband who died seven years previously).
You could argue that this special was the pinnacle of tackiness and you might be right. On the other hand, Cher has always been able to turn "tacky" into "fantastic" almost effortlessly. This special showcases Cher in all her Mackie glory. The costumes are over the top and I wouldn't expect any less from Cher. The musical numbers are pure 70s cheese, but that's what the 70s were all about. Cher looks amazing, but then again Cher always looks amazing.
Cher & Other Fantasies is an exercise in excess. The sets are over the top. The guest stars are sometimes lame, but always fun. Cher is on top of her game as always and just a joy to watch.
All in all, it's a lot of fun and it's long overdue for a DVD release.
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