Turned out the movie is surprised good. They cast the right child actress to play Rhoda now renamed as Emma. McKenna Grace (Designated Survivor & Gifted), she did good job, she brought the creepy and coldness to the role. She showed how deceitful her character could be; Her hair is dyed black making her look like Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family and makes her scary. Rob Lowe did good job as the father who's discover his young child actions. He is torn as to what to do and he is both shock and sad. There was good & funny interactive with Emma and young nanny (female version of Leroy of the original version). She can see through her and the father/daughter relationship. Patty McCormick made cameo role as the child psychiatrist and made two joke lines "I did exactly what you did when I was your age" and "She remind me of myself". Of course they had to modernize by changing some things and the ending was change from the movie version (they stayed true to the original book ending).
The writing is good. There are funny part in it, because they are still teenagers. I think Miss Martian is cute (also in her human form) in first season while she was still long hair. Cartoon Network should not take it off (and Beware the Batman), If Netflix bring the show back in Season Three I hope who will be in the team will be Stephanie Brown (Spoiler/Batgirl III), Cyborg and other Teen Titans.
Amanda Seyfried still can't act and there is no chemistry between her and the guy who played Vanessa Redgrave moody grandson. There's no character development at every characters.
I don't understand why Vanessa Redgrave agreed to appear in this movie. The movie has nice scenery of Italy it makes you desire to visit one day.
This movie is sleepover movie for tween & teenage girls.
It not a good story and it overrated, but still some entertaining. The good parts of the story is that despise she's not pretty, Fanny proves to everyone that she has talented: humor & singing ability. She is a strong woman at her time. There are funny moments in first act especially Fanny Brice as teenage and during the "You Are Woman I Am Man" scene. There only five good songs in the film. "People" (that a really a standout that show's how Barbra Streisand is a good singer), "Don't Rain on My Parade" (remember heard that song on Mrs. Doubtfire when I was a kid), "You Are Woman I Am Man", "Sadie, Sadie", and Brice original song, "My Man". There is good chemistry between Streisand and Omar Sharif (in real-life they had affair while filming) (Streisand was still married to Elliott Gould). You would not like the second act of the story after Fanny and Nick got married and have a baby. They start have marriage problems; 1.) Nick's start losing at gambling and now their have financial problems 2.) After Fanny get back to work, Nicky start to get jealous/resent Fanny (A Star Is Born treatment) He becomes weak and self-destructive. Even thought it about the early career of Fanny Brice, it actually a musical comedy love story about her and Nick. I believe the Broadway version is probably better than the film because they said studio cut all Fanny's mother and her friends (Eddie and Georgia) numbers. More supporting scenes for Streisand and turn it into one-woman show (shame on you Columbia Studio!). You can see why Barbra Streisand won a Oscar, but Kate Hepburn's still My Best Actress Winner for The Lion in Winter. Both actress won in Oscar history it was tie. Don't watch the sequel Funny Lady because it not as fun as the original. It has some good moments and better songs but you would not like Fanny new personality because she got harder (remember somebody broke her heart).
The film is too long and boring. There is no romance/chemistry between Omar Sharif and Julie Christie at all. There's no acting (soap opera-like acting instead). I never understood what Zhivago fall or see in Lara. Well I am not a fan of infidelity he cheating on his wife while she having their second child. They never explains what happen to Lara's family and Tonya, her father and their son. The movie tried to be the next Gone with the Wind but fails. Nothing can top that. The critics didn't like it (can you blame them), but the fans and Academy did like it. It not a good story at the begin. I didn't find the late Omar Sharif all that attractive in this he looks better in Funny Girl, that three years later. Julie Christie look really pretty in this movie. The movie had pretty cinematography and costume design. Watch careful and you see Omar Sharif only son as young Zhivago as a child at the begin of the film. Watch Lawrence of Arabia instead.
The story is okay but the problem is too much singing and must can't sing. I guess would-be attempt be High School Musical, but still good idea for a story. Kristin Chesnoworth was good as Disney number one villain Maleficent, her version of Maleficent is still evil and vicious, but silly in some scenes. Her performance remind me of Susan Sarandon in Enchanted. Carlos (son of Cruella De Vill) and Jay (Son of Jafer) are the attention of scenes. The good scenes at the near end when Maleficent turn into dragon and chase Jay remind of Enchanted. Mal eyes start to glow like her mother it hint she had hidden evil within her and possible sequel. The lady who played Belle from Once Upon a Time (played the Blue Fairy in series) and played her son are both miscast they are not attractive enough to play these character. I would like better without the musical.
The story is about bullies get taste of their own medicine for doing wrong thing. Debby character is heartless her character more interested on ambulance man that she flirting with her character deserves what happened to her.
The movie is not good it's boring, and has silly scenes. Natalie Wood can't act, she not convince enough as a tomboy and too old to play a teenager, they should've cast Patty Duke, can act better than today young actresses. I don't understand why Robert Redford and Roddy McDowell appear this dull movie. Ruth Gordonmake the film little workable as Daisy senile mother.
The movie has weak storyline, it not hitting. Robert and Molly chemistry is okay but they deserves a better movie than this. It plays a lot of oldies music and feature familiar faces. I think you rather skip this movie and watch any good rom-comedy. Watch for Vanessa Williams at the beginning as one the woman that Downey Jr. tried to hit on while she walking with her dog named Caligula (!!!).