we saw Chicago today.
and i gotta admit, it was GREAT. seriously. blown away. and i'm not much of a fan of musicals nor renee zelwegger but it was sooo good. lots of FLASH and RAZZLE DAZZLE, but also, lots of dark humor regarding murder and plenty of commentary about manipulation of the media, of the general public (the movie in itself commits many of the same horrors it satirizes on screen), and, even though set in the 1920s in essentially lawless Chicago, is chock full of sly contemporary references.
sure, i'm super late to this bandwagon but i have to admit, i was quite skeptical. but it more than live up to the type.