That's Entertainment, Part 2 (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

That's Entertainment, Part 2 (1976)





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This represents MGM's 1976 sequel to its enormously successful compilation film That's Entertainment (1974). In lieu of the multi-narrator device of the first film, director Gene Kelly chooses to limit the hosting chores to two people: himself, and his friendly rival Fred Astaire. Another departure from the first film was the decision to include comedy and dramatic highlights from MGM's past, with such stars as Greta Garbo (seen in a montage of "I want to be alone"s), Greer Garson, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Red Skelton, the Marx Brothers, and Laurel and Hardy (though the last-named team's vignettes are culled from Hal Roach productions which were merely released by MGM). Be sure and catch That's Entertainment from the beginning for Saul Bass' opening credits, incorporating a variety of title-sequence styles: waves crashing on the shore, pages turning in a book, and a J. Arthur Rank-style gong.

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Critic Reviews for That's Entertainment, Part 2

All Critics (4)

... the new compilation lacks focus of any kind beyond a general let's-look-at-more-of-that-old-stuff.

March 10, 2012 | Full Review…
Parallax View

It's more fluid, with fewer interruptions of the material, and several segments cover purely speaking segments rather than just song and dance.

December 28, 2007 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
Movie Metropolis

Fred Astaire looks as if he has just rolled out of his tomb, and Gene Kelly sports a toupee that looks borrowed from Howard Cosell for the occasion.

October 15, 2004 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for That's Entertainment, Part 2


This sequel brings you more of the same, musical and dance numbers from movies of the 40s and 50s, nothing new. Only watch if you liked the first one.

Aj V
Aj V

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An interesting review of Hollywood's fancy past.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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I think there's something to say about me if I prefer watching old movie clips to an actual breathing film. I liked the first one better, and the cohesiveness of this thing was definitely lacking, but the inclusion of KISS ME KATE made me very, very pleased.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

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