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A reinvention of the original Oscar winning hit film, Fame follows a talented group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts, a diverse, creative powerhouse where students from all walks of life are given a chance to live out their dreams and achieve real and lasting fame...the kind that comes only from talent, dedication, and hard work.

In an incredibly competitive atmosphere, plagued by self-doubt, each student's passion will be put to the test. In addition to their artistic goals, they have to deal with everything else that goes along with high school, a tumultuous time full of schoolwork, deep friendships, budding romance, and self-discovery.

As each student strives for his or her moment in the spotlight, they'll discover who among them has the innate talent and necessary discipline to succeed. With the love and support of their friends and fellow artists, they'll find out who amongst them will achieve Fame!

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Studio Tcfhe/mgm
SKU 213026190
UPC 883904169130
UPC 14 00883904169130
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 3/29/2011
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ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Years from now - no, six months from now - when people talk about the movie Fame, they won't be referring to the modern-day remake that opens today. Fame will remain the 1980 movie that spawned the hit song and the subsequent TV series. Yet, there are good things about this remake that shouldn't be ignored...Like the original film, this one tells the story of high school students at New York's School of Performing Arts, a highly competitive trade school for performers that kids from all over New York City attend to become professional dancers, actors and musicians. It's a place where either dreams are killed in the crib or start to become true, where kids find out if they have what it takes - and "having what it takes" isn't always fair. Some are naturally gifted, and things come easy to them. And some can work hard and never succeed...Debbie Allen, who appeared in the 1980 Fame, is back, this time as the hard-as-nails principal. The teachers, played by Charles Dutton (acting), Kelsey Grammer (music) and Bebe Neuwirth (ballet), lend the film gravity, the sense of people who know all about performer aspiration and who are very conscious whenever they're doling out encouragement or necessary pain. Particularly strong is Megan Mullally as the singing teacher, whose blithe manner conceals her own professional disappointment...The movie has two major flaws that come close to taking it down a notch. The first is that the kids aren't terribly interesting, possibly because 16- and 17-year-olds tend not to be all that interesting in real life, except to each other. And the big musical finale - the student's final project that, in this loosely structured film, stands in for a climax - is ghastly: Bad song, bad orchestration and bad choreography. But the singing ... the singing is good.
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Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 7
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Dubbed
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Video Format Blu-Ray
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Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York ...cast with performers who have the glow of possibility about them.
Tasha Robinson, The Onion A.V. Club A film that's largely a raw, uplifting love letter to creativity in every possible form.

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