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As told by the story-teller Che, Eva Peron was born Eva Duarte, the illegitimate daughter of a penniless farmer. Still a teenager, Eva attaches herself to a popular tango singer, Agustin Magaldi and accompanies him to the Big City: Buenos Aires. Ambitious to succeed, Eva becomes an aspiring radio and film actress, eventually moving into influential circles within Buenos Aires society. Once her name is linked with the rising politician Juan Peron, tongues begin to wag, but the couple marry and
Dec 14, 1996 Wide
Mar 24, 1998
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A pretty much ideal big-screen adaptation of the material, which becomes convincingly cinematic. [Blu-ray]
Webber's music is hauntingly original and effective, while Rice's lyrics manage to convey the information that's missing without a standard narrative and scenic construction, while also incorporating a constant sense of interpretation.
At a time when songs showcased in movies were being shot as MTV music videos, leave it to director Alan Parker (The Commitments, Fame) to offer a full-blooded musical with epic elegance on its mind.
I doubt any director could have made a good movie from Andrew Lloyd Webber's baffling and shallow musical.
It is quite possible to hate Cats and deplore Sex and still enjoy this movie.
What makes "Evita" so powerful is its ability to convey complex emotions through its music.
Don't cry for me Argentina, no please cry for me if I have to watch this one again.
Alan Parker has a knack for musicals... even ones starring Madonna.
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