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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Reviews & comments

BEST MOVIE ON THE YEAR

i throughly enjoyed this film!! 5/5!! better than the original!! a must see!! i thought it was well thought out and the dancing,singing, and acting is amazing!! amazing movie

5.0

bringing down the house

what a downer, quirky in parts but no story you don't like the characters and when one tries to top themselves you simply don't care...more dancing and singing would have been good, the songs were a little naf

1.0

This is sooooo coool

I loved that dance seen with the blond lady. Its such a fun movie with some seriously talented performers.

5.0

Wow

What amazing dancing and singing - this movie rocks!

5.0

Better than the orginal

I did NOT enjoy the orginal. However i was forced into thinking about going to this movie. i saw it. and i was shocked at how good it was compared to the orginal. its a good movie.. but not great

3.0

Some good set pieces, entertaining, but a hollow centre

3.0

Too much schmaltz, but a great talent show

Laden with cheese - FAME pumps that good old American, believe in yourself mantra. Which is very tiresome,. But there are highlights, and the actors/dances/singers etc are extremely talented.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

Variety

Variety

press

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.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

BEST MOVIE ON THE YEAR

i throughly enjoyed this film!! 5/5!! better than the original!! a must see!! i thought it was well thought out and the dancing,singing, and acting is amazing!! amazing movie

5.0

bringing down the house

what a downer, quirky in parts but no story you don't like the characters and when one tries to top themselves you simply don't care...more dancing and singing would have been good, the songs were a little naf

1.0

This is sooooo coool

I loved that dance seen with the blond lady. Its such a fun movie with some seriously talented performers.

5.0

Wow

What amazing dancing and singing - this movie rocks!

5.0

Better than the orginal

I did NOT enjoy the orginal. However i was forced into thinking about going to this movie. i saw it. and i was shocked at how good it was compared to the orginal. its a good movie.. but not great

3.0

Some good set pieces, entertaining, but a hollow centre

3.0

Too much schmaltz, but a great talent show

Laden with cheese - FAME pumps that good old American, believe in yourself mantra. Which is very tiresome,. But there are highlights, and the actors/dances/singers etc are extremely talented.

3.0