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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

February 22, 2009 at 5:30 PM

That song and dance

Hmm. The crowd loved Hugh Jackman’s song-and-dance number, but it seemed A Bit Much to me, particularly Anne Hathaway getting up and singing (in a different dress than she had on the red carpet!). Isn’t she getting enough attention tonight already?
I don’t remember people in gold and silver unitards in “The Reader”; do you? That bit reminded me of Debbie Allen’s famous Oscar dance numbers in decades past, which I thought Oscar was done with. Jackman’s certainly relaxed, but he’s not Billy Crystal, who knew how to make just a tiny bit of nervousness funny.

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