“CATS” movie review

In 1998, the movie “CATS,” based on the musical, went straight to VHS, and in 2001, it came to DVD. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical, based on the book, “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Elliot, is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s third musical made movie. In this movie/musical the one song that will melt anyone’s heart is “Memory.”

The movie has many actors and actresses which include famous West End actress and singer Elaine Paige as Grizabella, John Mills as Gus the Theater Cat, Ken Page as Old Deuteronomy, West End actor John Patridge as Rum Tum Tugger and original “CATS” Jellyorum, Susan Jane Tanner reprising her role. The entire cast is made of people who can do expert dancing and singing, the only exception being Grizabella, Old Deuteronomy, Bustopher Jones, and Gus the Theater Cat.

I grew up watching this movie; it was actually the first Andrew Lloyd Webber movie I ever watched. When I was a kid I would dance to it. As I grew older I learned to appreciate the dancing, make-up and costumes for this movie as well as in the musical itself. That being said I love this movie, great cast, great singing, great dancing and an overall great movie for all ages.

I highly agree with this reviewer, because of the positivity that is given for this wonderful, timeless classic.


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