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Topsy-Turvy is about two popular and famous partners, Gilbert and Sullivan, who produced 14 comic operettas between 1871-1896.

This film takes a closer look behind the scenes, and gave me quite a history lesson, with lots of dialogue and details. The whole cast, I thought, did an outstanding job.

The first half of the film is a bit slow, but it picks up speed as it progresses.

This is solid, entertaining film making, and well worth seeing.

Quite possibly the best film about theater ever made--a movie that takes you through the paces, from inception to production of the Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan.

It's lush, lavish, and just plain grand. If you love the theater, you'll love this movie.

Topsy-Turvy is the story of a moneymaking partnership that nearly parted ways in 1884.

The director has staged important and meaningful portions of Gilbert & Sullivan's famous comic operettas.

This production has produced a narrative feature based on real events and historical figures.

I liked the way this movie takes us behind the scenes, with some episodes being highly amusing. It has a slow, sluggish start, but in the end the film recreates the development of the operetta, The Mikado, which was a success and saved Gilbert & Sullivan's careers.

Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Hurricane

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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