From the genius mind of Mel Brooks, comes the motion picture release of the record-breaking Tony Award-Winning musical stage show hit, starring Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell. A down on his luck producer (Lane) and his accountant (Broderick) plot a get rich quick scheme. If they raise money to invest in a play that is a guaranteed flop, they will be raking the money in. The two proceed to find the worst play ever written, obtain a large number of investors, hire a lead actor and director with absolutely no talent, and then sit back to wait for the bad reviews.
Where's the stage?
- The Producers review by Jawbreaker
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Having seen the musical live and the original film, this version disappointed us at the cinema and DVD does little to improve things. Everything is in place, including a great cast although Uma Thurman cannot carry off her role.
The main problem with the film is the director has shot it as if she was organising the stage show. This was Susan's debut film as a director and guess what she did previously? Yes, the stage show. It feels slow, bland and almost stuck in gear in certain areas. Really, with this script in the hands of someone who knew how to direct comedy it would have been dynamite. Only now you wish it would just end.