Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: September 25, 2009
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grandpajoe6191Sep 27, 2011
"Fame", the updated version of the 1980's version, has nothing new. It's the same funky dances with dull music with a terrible cast. Most of all, they didn't fix the terrible wrap up the original one suffered. This is a movie where its"Fame", the updated version of the 1980's version, has nothing new. It's the same funky dances with dull music with a terrible cast. Most of all, they didn't fix the terrible wrap up the original one suffered. This is a movie where its terrible to the heart. Expand
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AhCOct 20, 2009
"Fame" proves the truth of the old adage that you can't ever, ever go wrong underestimating the taste of the American public. Incredibly bad acting, predictable plot, and the whitest couple to hit the screen since Brad and Janet. What a "Fame" proves the truth of the old adage that you can't ever, ever go wrong underestimating the taste of the American public. Incredibly bad acting, predictable plot, and the whitest couple to hit the screen since Brad and Janet. What a waste of time and money. I'm sure 11year old girls everywhere thought it was terrific. Hollywood truly has no shame. Expand
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CarolM.Sep 26, 2009
Original has heart where this one makes you not care about anyone. None of the actors are convincing, except maybe Megan Mulally when she reveals she teaches because she couldn't make it on Broadway.
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HaslynRSep 28, 2009
Stick to the original film. There are very few redeeming qualities in this film. It seems that the producers hastily slapped together an incoherent film with characters that are unappealing and very forgettable.
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SabrinnaDec 25, 2010
BORING. If these people are talented, it's actually very hard to tell. The original Fame movie was awesome. This movie is pathetic. It's that simple. Yes, they can be compared. If you're going to remake a cult classic, you should have a clue.BORING. If these people are talented, it's actually very hard to tell. The original Fame movie was awesome. This movie is pathetic. It's that simple. Yes, they can be compared. If you're going to remake a cult classic, you should have a clue. If you can't improve on it, leave it alone. These days there are many performing art schools and they don't all do hip-hop (shock horror!). In fact you may find that most artists are interested in diversifying rather than recreating the same-old same-old. My advice - Ignore this movie was ever made because it shouldn't have been. Expand
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GhengisJohnJan 31, 2016
An hour and forty seven minutes of musical hell, this "update" of FAME feels like it's been on forever long before the credits are ready to roll. It's packed from beginning to end with cringe-worthy moments, frenetic direction and unappealingAn hour and forty seven minutes of musical hell, this "update" of FAME feels like it's been on forever long before the credits are ready to roll. It's packed from beginning to end with cringe-worthy moments, frenetic direction and unappealing characters. Worst of all it commits the cardinal sin for any entertainment product in that it's boring, exchanging any of the edginess of the original for plots recycled from so many after school teen specials. "This is who I am Mom and Dad, SO YOU BETTER BELIEVE IN ME!" So many people try to give these kids advice but ultimately the only advice they need to follow is "DON'T BE AFRAID TO SUCCEED!"

I can't shake the feeling that the kids' embarrassing, amateur-theatre rendition of Chumbawamba's "I get knocked down" (a song released 12 years prior to the release of the film) is indicative of the disconnect that seems to exist between whomever wrote this script and whatever was culturally relevant to the movie's target audience. It doesn't help that the movie is filled with these bizarre interpretations of reality: The guy who decides the way to get ahead as a producer is to take an acting audition, the squeaky-voiced teacher who performs a horrifyingly awkward, nails-on-chalkboard rendition of "You Took Advantage of me" that somehow impresses the hell out of her students or the cafeteria where the kids are allowed to run all over the tables. It also doesn't help that there's simply too many characters and no time is spent developing any of them. If you're worried that this movie is being compared to the original unfairly don't be. You can rest assured it's terrible in it's own right.
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