Fame (2009) – Review
Well I didn’t expect much from this one. I liked the original, but after reading a lot of negative press surrounding it’s release, there really wasn’t much to look forward to. So… after watching Fame, I sat back and thought for a second, it wasn’t that bad. Don’t get me wrong though, it wasn’t that great either, but it was watchable. The performances were dry and uninspired. The musical numbers were bland. There were too many characters to focus on while rushing through a four year program in just 2 hours. Approximately every half hour of the film equated to one school year. Unfortunately as a viewer, I didn’t notice any change or improvement in any of the characters from freshman year to graduation. Most of the teachers were recognizable actors from television (Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, and Megan Mullally), but their roles were minor and very subtle. Fame might appeal more to younger crowds, tweens and teens, but it’s far from par with the original. Even the television series amounted to more. This movie is a rental at the very most.