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Ginger and Fred

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Ginger and Fred

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
126 minutes
performer:
Marcello Mastroianni
director:
Federico Fellini
author:
4640
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B

Rome, 1985. Dusty and 19 centuries past its heyday. In Ginger and Fred, graying hoofers Amelia (Giulietta Masina) and Pippo (Marcello Mastroianni) reprise their wartime tap act on a vulgar variety show: Catch them after the midgets, but before the inventor of edible panties. Fellini’s hostility toward TV (commercials, he once spat, ”serve to create a race of illiterates”) drives this film, but also makes it feel like a Cook’s tour of postmodernism and debauchery (look-alikes! A cow with 20 teats!) that’s saved by its divine leads.
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