After a string of successful hit records, Sonny and Cher attempted to take the movie world by storm. After they failed in that attempt, they regrouped and refashioned, blossoming into a ... See full summary »
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.
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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