We finally went to see The Company last night, and I loved it. I'm a horrible person to try to pretend to say anything objective about it, though, because I love ballet and almost all of the ballet scenes were fabulous. I loved "watching" the performances from the wings and seeing what goes on in the studio. As a Robert Altman flick, it was even more loosely structured than Gosford Park, but that didn't make it unpleasant - I just felt like I was going along for a ride. Actually, it contrasted interestingly with other documentary-like movies, such as Best in Show - but this was so much better, because 90% of the performers were actually playing themselves - as the ballet dancers that they are. I'd consider giving the film three stars, but the cinematography pulled it into the 3 1/2 category - it's an overused word in describing film, but true in this case: The Company was luminous. The ballet looked better on camera than in some cases it would have from the audience. It was also very sexy in parts, but not in a heavy handed way. I mean, dancers look good, and there were lots of them, sometimes wearing very little. I may go back and see this one again!
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