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Village People - Can't Stop the Music

Village People - Can't Stop the Music (1980)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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Glitz producer Allan Carr tries to cash in on the late-'70s disco boom with Can't Stop the Music -- a film of such Brobdingnagian banality that it almost in itself stopped the disco movement cold. Comedienne Nancy Walker directed this musical chronicle, purporting to relate the legend of the formation of the disco group The Village People. Valerie Perrine is Samantha Simpson, a helpful ex-model who attempts to get her roommate, Jack Morrell's (Steve Guttenberg), songwriting career off the ground

Apr 16, 2002

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The Village People, along with ex-Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner, have a long way to go in the acting stakes.

December 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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A wretchedly sub-standard score from Jacques Morali and production numbers of exceptional tackiness round things off.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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The unevenness of the acting comes as a kind of blessing, though, since the rest of the movie is so thoroughly homogenized.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Please DO stop the music! A '70s disco holdover.

February 19, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

This botched affair... goes absolutely nowhere and failed to cause much of a stir with moviegoers who, by the time of its release, were jumping on the disco backlash bandwagon.

December 8, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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It's tough to believe any movie that opens with Steve Guttenberg dancing on rollerskates could actually get worse from there, but it does -- and in such spectacular fashion!

July 18, 2006
Philadelphia Weekly

An absolute train wreck of a movie, but viewed as a sort of fevered dream, some hilariously campy moments!

July 16, 2004
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Points for not calling it "The Village People Movie" -- but not many.

July 27, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

How bad is this infamous 1980 musical mega-dud? So bad that it stars not, one, not two, but three people who can't sing, dance or act.

November 6, 2001 Full Review Source: Movieline
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Audience Reviews for Village People - Can't Stop the Music

A fun, cheesy, musical about the Village People! Whether or not you like the band, if you like fun 80s movies that are a little cheesy, you'll enjoy this movie like I did. Of course, it could be a little better, but it's pretty good.
January 8, 2011
ajv2688

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Mindnumbingly awful, a LOT of terrible acting, particularly Bruce Jenner, and laugh out loud ridiculous musical numbers but still hypnotic in its hopeless crassness and late 70's-early 80's excess.
June 2, 2008
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jay nixon

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Cheesy-as-heck. Not much man-loving goes on. It's mostly a song and dance extravangaza in the 70's style, so don't fear kiddies. Not campy enough to warrant a re-watch.
January 27, 2008
YosemiteSamFan

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Almost 20 minutes left in the "film" and the player crashes....good. I guess I found my walk-out movie. This "film" holds underdevelopment, underused characters, poor directing, terrible writing, atrocious acting, bad editing, exaggerated cheesiness, cliches and still more problems. I suppose some of the characters are likeable, but only because there is hardly anything to hate about them, where as the unlikeable characters have little to make them likeable. The characters are paint-by-numbers cheesy cliches that I would liken to drones. As for the music, the soundtrack is pretty dang good, but the musical numbers are painfully forced in and seem to (what am I saying "seem to" for?) go on forever. (I think I blew a fuse when Sam said "One more time." at the end of the "Milk Shake" song) In the end, it was a waste of my time and I thank whatever caused that player to crash. I end by at least saying this: Congradulation on the first Worst Picture Razzie ever, it was well-deserved.
November 29, 2010
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