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Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Believe it or not, there are better musicals out there.
I don't like usin' the word "overrated" ('cause it always sounds like: "people who loved this movie are idiots"). Still, I seen too many hyperbolic comments about Singin' In The Rain: "best musical ever", "best movie ever"... sorry but I really can't agree.
Since my English is quite bad, I'll get straight to the point: as a comedy, it's VERY dated, and quite childish to boot. It's not a complete disaster, some lines are still pretty funny, but everything else is naïve to say the least - and I think it wasn't so good even in the fifties.
Talking' about the "musical" part... two songs are simply beautiful ("Make 'Em Laugh" and, of course, the immortal "Singin' in the rain"), the rest is just good, but not memorable; only when it comes to dancin', the movie shines. Still, some dancin' sequences don't fit with the rest of the movie: if you seen Michael Kidd's awesome work for "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" (now THAT's a masterpiece that aged well), you can't help but notice it.
If you only watched this one, do yourself a favor and try Little Shop Of Horrors, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, West Side Story. They're not just great musicals, they're also great MOVIES, something that can't be said about Singin' In The Rain.