Hipsters is a lavish, candy-colored musical set in Cold War Russia circa 1955. It tells the story of a communist party youth, Mels (named after Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin), whose life is changed when he encounters Moscow's vibrant underground, American influenced jazz scene and the non-conformist kids, Hipsters, who inhabit it. -- (C) Official Site
- Drama , Romance , Musical & Performing Arts , Art House & International
- Directed By:
- Valeriy Todorovskiy , Valery Todorovsky
- Written By:
- Yuri Korotkov , Yuriy Korotkov , Valeriy Todorovskiy
- In Theaters:
- Oct 28, 2011 Limited
- On DVD:
- Feb 19, 2013
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Critic Reviews for Hipsters
What is... wondrous, the chief repression that we see-and hear-is Stalinist hatred of jazz and American hip clothes.
It's taken the Russian musical "Hipsters" four years to reach America. That's all right. It may take audiences four years to recover.
An endearing curiosity that, at 125 minutes, is as badly in need of a trim as the hair of its comically coiffed dandies.
I really wanted to enjoy this cause I really liked what the movie was going for and the numbers are often fun. But there were too many things that bothered me to enjoy it.
You could get whiplash trying to keep up with everything, but I suspect that's what hyperactive director Valeriy Todorovskiy is going for...
Hipsters gets rubles for trying, but what's on screen is thin and obvious, the characters one-dimensional, the musical numbers and satire vapid.
The birth of the cool in the USSR forged into a rocking Soviet Graffitti that will heat the world.
Audience Reviews for Hipsters
Hairspray in the USSR; i.e., fun and bright, but with stakes. Visual candy, catchy tunes, Lovers in a Dangerous Time plot, and only a touch heavy-handed in its political statement. Wobbles toward the end, but how many musicals don't? Eye-opening work... I kind of loved it.More
- But it's not about being better or worse, just different.
- I'm not persistant. I'm goal-oriented.
- Every hipster is a potential criminal. A saxophone is only one small step away from a switchblade.
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