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      Can't Stop the Music

      PG Released Jun 20, 1980 1h 58m Musical List
      22% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 37% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings In this fictional account of the Village People, fashion model Samantha Simpson (Valerie Perrine) helps her roommate, Jack Morrell (Steve Guttenberg), try to get a record deal. Morrell's demo isn't perfect, so Simpson searches New York for a proper group to sing the songs and finds a group made up of a police officer, a cowboy, a construction worker, a soldier, an Indian and a biker. They are primed for success, but complications arise when advertisers grow wary of their image. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Alonso Duralde The Advocate In the pantheon of so-bad-you-can’t-tear-away-your-eyes cinematic train wrecks, Can’t Stop the Music is absolutely a must-view. Apr 5, 2022 Full Review Variety Staff Variety The Village People, along with ex-Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner, have a long way to go in the acting stakes. Dec 8, 2007 Full Review Time Out A wretchedly sub-standard score from Jacques Morali and production numbers of exceptional tackiness round things off. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Jim Haynes 5th Freedom (Buffalo) Sometimes, one goes to a movie with very low expectations, but is agreeably surprised when he leaves feeling happy and exhilarated. Such was the case with Can't Stop the Music. May 3, 2023 Full Review Pat M. Kuras Gay Community News (Boston) Can't Stop The Music is a bad, sloppy picture, but it’s a fun kind of bad. May 12, 2022 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com a musical folly of the highest order Rated: 3/5 Mar 8, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Bill C This is high camp, cheesy hilarious fun from start to finish! How could anyone not love it? It just serves camp and humor all day while making me laugh so hard. Sure it's not got the best plot or writing but if it doesn't lift your spirits then you might be dead inside! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/03/23 Full Review Devon B This was an absolute cringe fest of a film the good thing about this film was the atmospheric 80s visuals and the music. How was something like this even made? Barbera Rush and Bruce Jenner's in the film but not even they can make better. No just no no!!!!!!!!!!!! as the critic would say IT STINKS!!! oh and the main guy played by Steve Guttenberg can't act and comes off sounding more like a young child than a grown man every time he talks just wow!!!!!!!!!! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Janet U This movie is EPICALLY baaaad — it's SO bad that it is actually worth watching ONCE and then making sure someone else shares your disbelief at JUST how bad it is. There are so many scenes in this movie that will, horrifyingly, live in my memory FOREVER. Like Bruce Jenner wearing hot pants and a crop top … or the peach fabric bedroom with light grey plush carpet … or the YMCA gym scene … and the biker singing Danny Boy. And clothes … ohhhhh … soooooo bad (actually even worse than the makeup). This movie will GUARANTEE that disco will NEVER return except on Halloween. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 11/13/22 Full Review Audience Member Bad - in every sense of the word Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 08/16/22 Full Review Audience Member Easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen, but also funny in parts and the fashion is cheeky. The best characters are the fashion editor, her assistant, and the record label executive; they're performances keep the movie from being a total wash. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/14/21 Full Review Audience Member One can't stop the music, but one can stop this trashy movie. Can't Stop the Music is nothing more than a pseudo-biography with terrible acting from Steve Guttenberg, Bruce Jenner, and The Village People. A boring story filled with cheesy clichés. Also, this movie is widely inappropriate to be considered a PG rated movie. This movie should of been either an R rated or X rated film since there was full frontal male nudity in this movie. Makes me question the incompetence of the MPAA. The music is fun in this film but other than that, this movie is beyond awful. So please stop this musical movie because I can't take it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In this fictional account of the Village People, fashion model Samantha Simpson (Valerie Perrine) helps her roommate, Jack Morrell (Steve Guttenberg), try to get a record deal. Morrell's demo isn't perfect, so Simpson searches New York for a proper group to sing the songs and finds a group made up of a police officer, a cowboy, a construction worker, a soldier, an Indian and a biker. They are primed for success, but complications arise when advertisers grow wary of their image.
      Director
      Nancy Walker
      Producer
      Allan Carr, Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo
      Production Co
      EMI Films Ltd.
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 20, 1980, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 58m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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