Stars: Christian Bale, Barbara Hershey, Robert Sean Leonard, David Robb, Julia Stemberger
Genre: Drama, Music
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 114 minutes
This strange movie with a niche subject--jazz-loving, dance-loving German kids persecuted by Hitler's men--almost works, thanks to a good cast who seem devoted to the unusual story line. Director Thomas Carter doesn't bring the necessary stylistic oomph to the musical sequences, something that might have pushed the whole production to another, more interesting level of Hollywood dream. Kenneth Branagh makes a particularly effective, wolf-in-sheep's-clothing Nazi official. --Tom Keogh
I would rather belong to any one... ANYONE, than belong to the Nazis like you do.
That's because you have everything backwards. Nazis go anywhere they want, do anything they want, everyone gets out of our way.
Quiz time. Got your glasses on.
It means you don't know who your friends are.