Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 2001 (R)


Year of Release: 2001
Rated: R
Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Approx. Running Time: 91 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

"In the irreverent tradition of... ROCKY HORROR..."
-Diane Vadino, Spin

This is the story of Hedwig, an ambitious glam-rocker who comes to America determined to find fame, fortune and his "other half." Based on the smash hit New York show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is destined to become the greatest rock musical of our time!

My Comments:

Although classified as a musical, this is not the traditional break-out-into-choreographed-song-and-dance-in-the-middle-of-a-conversation type musical. All of the music takes place during the various gigs by Hedwig's band or by rival Tommy Gnosis. The songs themselves are really very good (and I've bought the soundtrack), the costuming and make-up are excellent and the story is engaging and the film overall is quite fascinating. The film is not without its flaws (I would have liked to see more development of the peripheral characters), but it's one hell of an entertaining watch.

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