This widely panned film not only nearly killed Mariah Carey’s career, but musicals as a whole. Carey’s vocal theatrics made the musical numbers palatable, the rest of the film sagged under the weight of its own clichés. Carey’s acting translated as if she were reading her lines off a card, and her co-star Max Beesley was so bad he essentially blackballed himself from any decent roles. Overall, the movie was a heroically epic failure. It’s a good thing ‘Chicago’ came along in 2002 to revive the genre.-Xfinity Entertainment Programmers
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