Fame (2009)

Fame (2009)

Fame (2009)

A remake of the '80s hit, Fame follows a group of performers - given the chance to study at the NYC High School of Performing Arts - all chasing the dream.

In a competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student’s passion will be put to the test. School's not just about work though, they've also got to deal with strained friendships, pesky parents, budding romance, and their own self-discovery.

Debbie Allen, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, and Bebe Neuwirth portray the instructors, with a host of newcomers toplining the production as the students.

2009Rating: PG, for thematic material including teen drinking, a sexual situation and language107 minsUSA
DramaMusical

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Fame (2009) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

This PG-rated offering thus dances along a fine line -- one that suggests a shelf-life well short of its "I wanna live forever" anthem.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

While the movie suffers from a surfeit of flash, it nonetheless offers the undeniable power of young performers pursuing art at peak dexteri

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A sad reflection of the new Hollywood, where material is sanitized and dumbed down for a hypothetical teen market that is way too sophisticated for it. It plays like a dinner theater version of the original.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Someone has driven a stake through the heart and ripped out the soul of the 1980 original. The responsible parties, make that irresponsible parties, should be found, thrown in movie jail and not allowed within 50 feet of a set again. Ever.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's almost laughably bland and watered-down in its desire to appeal to the widest possible audience. It won't succeed in that goal, but it has enough pizzazz to captivate undemanding tweeners.

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