The Producers

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"They had everything to gain by not being a success!"
  • PG-13
  • 2005
  • 2 hr 14 min
  • 6.3  (44,597)
  • 52

"The Producers" is a comedy film directed by Susan Stroman and based on the musical of the same name by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. It was released in 2005 and features an all-star cast including Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, and Uma Thurman. The story follows Max Bialystock (Lane), a washed-up Broadway producer who has hit hard times and can no longer fund his productions. One day, he is visited by a mousy accountant, Leo Bloom (Broderick), who suggests that they could make more money by producing a flop than by trying to find a hit. The two come up with a plan to create the worst musical in history, titled "Springtime for Hitler," which they are sure will close on opening night and allow them to run off with the investors' money.

They hire the worst director and cast they can find, including a flamboyant gay director, Roger De Bris (Gary Beach), and his even more flamboyant assistant, Carmen Ghia (Roger Bart). They also convince the worst actor in New York, Franz Liebkind (Will Ferrell), to write the musical's book and score.

However, their plan quickly spirals out of control when "Springtime for Hitler" turns out to be an unexpected hit, leaving Max and Leo scrambling to cover up their scheme and avoid jail time. Along the way, they encounter a Swedish bombshell actress named Ulla (Thurman), who becomes Leo's love interest, and encounter numerous comedic mishaps and misunderstandings.

The film is a hilarious romp through the world of Broadway and satirizes many of its tropes and clichés. The performances by the cast are lively and over-the-top, with Lane and Broderick delivering perfect comedic timing and chemistry. Uma Thurman also shines in her role as the sultry Ulla, with a standout musical number that showcases her singing and dancing talents.

The film also features several musical numbers, including the titular "Springtime for Hitler," which is a raunchy and offensive number that somehow manages to be both shocking and funny. The other musical numbers, such as "We Can Do It" and "I Wanna Be a Producer," are bright, catchy, and fun and will have viewers tapping their toes and humming along.

Overall, "The Producers" is a laugh-out-loud comedy that will appeal to fans of Broadway, Mel Brooks, and musical theater. It's a madcap adventure that's guaranteed to lift your spirits and put a smile on your face, with unforgettable characters and scenes that will have you quoting lines for days. It's a classic tale of the little guy trying to make it big, with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Producers is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 14 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 52.

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