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Idlewild (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Musical  |  25 August 2006 (USA)
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A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player ... See full summary »

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A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or his obligations to his father. Written by CCC

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Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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25 August 2006 (USA)  »

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My Life in Idlewild  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,745,780 (USA) (25 August 2006)

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$12,549,485 (USA) (29 September 2006)
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The working title of the film was Speakerboxxx, named after Outkast's 2003 album. See more »

Goofs

During the first big song sung by Big Boi, the camera is on Andre playing the piano. A few seconds later, you see Big Boi dancing around the stage, but there is no one at the piano. See more »

Quotes

Percival Jenkins: You ain't said nothing slick to a can of oil.
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

On the Way to Heaven
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Written by André Benjamin and Kevin Kendrick
Performed by André Benjamin (as André 3000)
Courtesy of LaFace Records/Zomba Label Group
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music/dancing - brilliant. plot - not so great.
26 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had been excited about seeing this movie for months since seeing the trailer. I love musicals and this looked to be really promising. In some ways, it completely lived up to its expectations and in others, it failed miserably. If you are interested in the musical aspect of it, it's brilliant. The dancing is good, the characters incorporate the songs with their personal lives and these scenes are a lot of fun to watch. One of the best production numbers is at the very end. The special effects are fun to watch and the cinematography is very well done. The show gets off to a fun start and the characters look promising. Yet, as they age, something gets lost. The story line between Percival and Angel was the only one I found natural and plausible. Rooster has little interaction with his wife which makes that storyline hard to believe and Trumpy's character comes out of no where and tries, unsuccessfully, to run the show. It was interesting to see the members of Outkast in such different roles, especial Percival. The movie was entertaining and I would sit through the boring parts again any time to see how brilliant the dancing and music was.


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