Madonna tackles the title role in Alan Parker's ambitious recounting of the brief, amazing life of former Argentine first lady Eva Peron. Presented almost entirely in song and narrated by Antonio Banderas as a fictional everyman, the film charts the al......more
Madonna tackles the title role in Alan Parker's ambitious recounting of the brief, amazing life of former Argentine first lady Eva Peron. Presented almost entirely in song and narrated by Antonio Banderas as a fictional everyman, the film charts the alternately revered and reviled Evita's rise from poverty to become a film and radio actress; her relationship with President Juan Peron (Jonathan Pryce); and her tragic death from cancer at age 33.
Banderas, a surprisingly moving singer, and the inimitable Madonna, who took voice lessons before filming commenced to expand her vocal range, provide the emotional bedrock for the eminently enjoyable film with their charismatic screen presences. The music, including the Oscar-winning song "You Must Love Me," weaves an entrancing web, and the sets and costumes are awe inspiring. Parker does a fine job of adapting Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical for the big screen. The director's vision shines clearly here: Like PINK FLOYD: THE WALL, EVITA is an enchanting mixture of epic fairy tale and sociopolitical psychodrama.
The movie is mostly a musical with very little spoken word (and the words that are spoken are mostly in Spanish without subtitles). The movie is excellent but it does make Evita Peron look more idyllic than she was in real life.
What does "Spanish Edition" refer to? Does it mean that the songs are sung in Spanish? Is the movie dubbed in Spanish? I assume if it's dubbed, the singers are not Madonna and Antonio Banderas? Is this correct? Thanks.dorit74 on Jul 14, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello dorit74, Thanks for your patience. The movie is in English with Spanish subtitles. I hope this helps you. Have a good weekend!overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 26, 2013
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