For musical theatre, it wasn't bad. Except for Richard Gere. And Rene Zellweger. And all those ugly, emaciated women. And the fact that absolutely nothing was something new.
and Richard Gere.
But even if you're a fan of musical theatre, how you can you go all googly over a movie that just copies the stage play, scene by scene? Those visuals? Stunning because they're copied from the theatre. The Blocking. Innovative because it's copied from the theatre. The lighting, the pace, the costuming.... on and on and on.
So... uhm... GO SEE THE PLAY, GADDAMMIT.
It just didn't deserve all those awards. ::shrug::