NEW YORK – Chicago, Oscars and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind in The Foxlight.
Now that the Golden Globes have called it the best musical comedy of the year, it's time for the rest of us to see Chicago. The film opens wide this weekend and The Foxlight thinks it's going to sing and dance all the way to the Oscars.
Chicago's only real competition is the other Golden Globe winner The Hours. But Nicole Kidman may get her fake noise out of joint. Chicago has everything. And it's really "suburban" Chicago because unlike Moulin Rouge this thing should play well everywhere.
The other film opening wider this weekend is the delightfully delirious Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. George Clooney gets a great performance out of Sam Rockwell -- a guy who deserves an Oscar nomination but won't get it -- the same way Val Kilmer so perfectly nailed Jim Morrison in The Doors but Oscar didn't care.
Ignore the TV commercials that try to imply Drew Barrymore and Julia Roberts have big parts in Confessions -- it's all Rockwell and that's, as Chuck Barris would say, "good stuff."
Will either of these knock off the rapping kangaroo? We can only pray.