For lovers of music movies, the film version of the famous Musical “Cats” known and acclaimed in all the major theaters in the world, finally arrives on the big screen, by director Tom Hooper.
A Kolossal produced by Universal Studios and starring the pop star Jason Derulo who plays the character of Rum Tum Tugger, in the first casting of the film was also proposed a leading role to the pop star Rhianna, who refused the proposal.
The film was released in America and then in the rest of the world in 2019, in Italy on February 20, 2020.
The film cost an exorbitant 95 million dollars and grossed about 74 million dollars. In Italy it grossed 26,000 euros in the two weeks of programming.
In general the specialized critics did not welcome the film with much enthusiasm, the film even received 7 nominations at the Razzie Awards 2019, competition in America, where the worst films of the year are awarded!
The only praise from critics came for Jennifer Hudson’s performance in “Memory”!
In general the film was not a real masterpiece, even if the costumes and sets I found them extraordinary, I think that the film was not able to match the greatness of the Musical in the theatrical version, created in 1981 by Andrew Lloyd Webber and was the most famous Musical in history, receiving 8 Tony Awards.
Unbelievable the interpretation of Judit Dench, a living legend of cinema and winner of an oscar award in 1999 and no less was the interpretation of another film legend James Corden.
Some choreographic moments are of high level and manage to create patos in the film, extraordinary dancers with technical and expressive skills of great artistic level…
For me a film to see absolutely and to enjoy until the end with the whole family.
Based on Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
by T. S. Eliot
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Working Title Films:
The Really Useful Group
Perfect World Pictures
16 December 2019 (Alice Tully Hall)
20 December 2019
Maximo De Marco began his career at an early age as a dancer, model, actor, singer, training and artistically perfecting internationally, winning a grant issued by the EEC (European Economic Community) that will lead him to study with teachers of World fame, later becoming author, director, choreographer, discographer, designer and writer, thanks to all these working experiences in the Entertainment World, today Maximo De Marco is one of the most important and internationally recognized Art Director , Nominated Art Director to Vitam by the Vatican, for the WYD and Friends of Pope Francis (World Youth Day), Official Member of the International Dance Council of UNESCO and Premio Cavallo D’Argento Rai (Italian Radio Television), Career of the Music Life Tv Awards (SKY) and of Cantagiro as best Artistic Director, Amen Prize for Literature with special mention at the International Exhibition the book of Turin in 2013 and winner of the Salerno International Film Festival in 2017 with his religious historical film “Petali di Rosa”. In his career as Art Director, he has directed Televisions, Radio, Magazine, Theaters, and great Star of Music and Performing Arts, including the English Pop Star Boy George, for his World Tour in the 90s “, the winner of The Voice of Italy Sister Cristina, and other artists such as: Franco Simone, Teo Mammuccari, Fabrizio Frizzi, Antonella Ponziani, Claudia Koll…