Gypsy (1993)

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Based on a Broadway play and featuring the Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim score, this is a remake of the 1962 movie which was based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, a stripper, depicting her life growing up in "show biz." ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
On DVD: Mar 15, 2005
Runtime:
Cabin Fever Entertainment

Cast


as Herbie

as Louise

as Tessie Tura

as Miss Mazeppa

as Mr. Goldstone

as Miss Cratchitt

as Uncle Jocko

as Flagstaff

as Waitress

as Bougeron-Cochon

as Baby Louise
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Critic Reviews for Gypsy

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

FineTV production of Merman vehicle with Divine Bette in great form.

April 27, 2007
Video-Reviewmaster.com

June 15, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

January 29, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Full Review… | July 25, 2001
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Gypsy

Bette Midler is my favorite Rose out of the two I've seen. She's disturbingly intrusive because that's who she is as a person and coincidentally that's who Rose is too. When she sings Rose's Turn it's actually kind of revelatory because she's so...vulnerable for a second. I know this is just a TV movie but I really, really enjoy it. The singing is a thousand times better. But in general this script and music and lyrics are just really, really good no matter who's in it. Even though the ending is too 1950s Hollywood...yick. Give me manic breakdown anyday.

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Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

½

Not as good as the original, but I did really like Gibb in her role.

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Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

½

I'm always a little surprised by how lackluster a show Gypsy somehow ends up being. It's long and meandering and you really need someone with incredible charisma to carry the Mama Rose role. Bette Midler is passable, but nothing special. (Though neither was Rosalind Russell in the original.) She doesn't particularly shine in any of the musical numbers, and neither do any of her co-stars. Cynthia Gibb is probably the best of the cast, playing an awkward girl who suddenly discovers she has talent she never knew about. I enjoyed bits of the movie but not enough to make it worth recommending.

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