Singin’ in the Rain Movie Review

Karina Patterson, Editor

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The year 2016 was full of tragic celebrity deaths including Alan Rickman, Prince, David Bowie, John Glenn, George Michael and many more. At the very end of the year we lost two more of America’s beloved actresses, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

The mother and daughter duo unfortunately died only a day apart. Fisher was made famous due to her portrayal of Princess Leia in George Lucas’ Star Wars and Reynolds had been an American icon for decades. The film that made Reynolds famous is the classic film, Singin’ in the Rain where she starred alongside with Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor.

This film has celebrated its 65th anniversary this year and has been shown on the big screen across the nation. This classic musical has been watched for decades and will be watched for decades more.

This 1952 classic revolves around the characters of Kathy Selden (Reynolds), Don Lockwood (Kelly) and Cosmo Brown (O’Connor) and their difficult transition from silent films to “talkies”. Don is a big silent film star with his beautiful bimbo of a co-star Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). She is regarded as a great silent actress but when it comes to talking in films her shrill voice and off-pitch singing ruins the picture so, they turn to Kathy for assistance.

As the story unfolds, it is filled with intricate dance numbers and award winning songs such as, “Singin in the Rain”, “You Were Meant For Me” and “Good Morning”. I personally love this movie and the entire star-studded cast. If you are looking for a good pick-me up movie this would be the way to go.