The Producers (2006)

By xerocube | May 18, 2006

Last night I had the pleasure of watching Mel Brooks’ film adaptation of his Broadway musical “The Producers.” I will start by saying that I have not see the original film starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, nor the Broadway play, so I cannot make the proper correlations.

As this particular film stands, I enjoyed it. It reminded me of movie musicals that used to be so very popular long ago. As such, it felt has though they took a broadway musical and captured it on film, which is a double-edged sword. They appeared to stay true to the musical; however, it may not be the best translation to film.

Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane did a fantastic job in their roles as the producers of “Springtime for Hitler.” However, Will Ferrell stole the show as the playwright Libskind. Absolutely hysterical.

Clocking in at a little over 2 hours, the movie started to feel a little long-winded. It was entertaining through and through.

I’d give this movie a 7/10 stars.


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