Even her own manager dislikes her for being stubborn and easily upsets. Ryu Jun Yeol. The movie was like a bomb going off inside the audience's sense of propriety. You can taste his envy and greed. Many found the irreverent humor distasteful and the plot needlessly episodic. When you've got it, flaunt it! Being the head producer of Music Bank makes PD Ye-jin highly respected by all the producers. This drama was aired from May 2015, until June 2015, on KBS2. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max's accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. There is such rapacity in its heroes, such gleeful fraud, such greed, such lust, such a willingness to compromise every principle, that we cave in and go along. Cha Tae-hyun, who portrayed PD Joon-mo, is the producer that feels desperate about the condition of 2 Days 1 Night, that isn’t really popular, like the previous season of the show. This makes the friend-zoned relationship between PD Ye-jin and PD Joon-mo shaky. Through a clever use of innuendos and brazen political incorrectness, Producers is a musical that tells the story of an accountant and a down on his luck Broadway producer that team up to dupe investors into funding the worst musical in Broadway history. Although this drama only has 12 episodes, shorter than most of the Korean dramas, it doesn’t mean that The Producers has a low rating and makes them need to be stopped quickly. It became a cult film and found a more positive critical reception later. The Producers ( 2005) The Producers. How did Mel Brooks, the writer and director, get away with this? Rick and Brenda McCain Reaction shots during the first act show the audience paralyzed in slack-jawed horror. Wilder delivers another classic line: "I'm wet! The senior actor Cha Tae-hyun who got popular after he starred in the movie My Sassy Girl with Jun Ji-hyun now plays the head producer of 2 Days 1 Night. Roger Ebert was the film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. He never has second thoughts. This is one of the funniest movies ever made. To get a higher rating, PD Joon-mo asked for help from some of his friends to get top celebrities to be guests on the show. After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show. He also asks Cindy to become a regular member of 2 Days 1 Night, directly through Cindy’s agency’s CEO. You will also learn some terms from the broadcasting field, and also gain knowledge about what’s behind a tv show. Who between the two has feelings for the other? I know the 1968 movie "The Producers" virtually by heart, and it's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Meanwhile, a character portrayed by Kim Soo-hyun, Baek Seung-chan is a new producer. It was because of the story that didn’t really drag you through an unnecessary plotline. "This used to hold a pearl as big as your eye. The Producers review – Mel Brooks’ maniacal comedy still grips 5 / 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars. The Producers was Brooks's directorial debut. She was a member of a popular girl group in the past, and she was the one that stole the spotlight and made other members annoyed by her character that is a bit arrogant and selfish. In 1975, he won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism. Main Cast. He starts developing feelings for her, and gets jealous of PD Joon-mo whenever the two of them are together. Heterosexuality is represented by the pneumatic Lee Meredith, as Ulla, the buxom secretary, who types one letter at a time and then pauses for a smile of self-congratulation. But, even though she is a public figure that has already starred a lot of dramas, movies, and CFs, her personality and attitude are bad. Mostel pours a glass of water and throws it in his face. Not just an ordinary or fictional reality show, but one of the most popular reality shows in Korean television and also worldwide, 2 Days 1 Night. This makes Ye-jin as the PD of Music Bank annoyed. The same goes for Gong Hyo-jin, who has a lot of experience as an actress, she perfectly portrayed PD Ye-jin as a producer that has a bold yet playful character. The other great supporting performance is by Dick Shawn as the actor who plays Hitler; in a movie made at the height of the flower power period, he's a hippie constructed out of spare parts, with his finger cymbals, Campbell's soup can necklace and knee-high shag boots. It is obvious that Bialystock and Bloom are Jewish, but they never refer to that. REVIEW: "The Producers" at Paramount Theatre in Aurora (3.5 stars) ... Director Jim Corti and his talented cast go all-in for this Mel Brooks musical, which … Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder have a scene in "The Producers" where they roll on the floor so ferociously we expect them to chew on one another. "See this?" "Hello, boys!" At one point Max, Leo and Carmen crowd into a tiny elevator, and are expelled breathless and flustered. Read Full Review. The live musical is even better than the canned classic. Producer begins with a rather plain opening of a film crew documenting the first day of work for a group of new producers, including Baek Seung Chan (Kim Soo Hyun).Through their on-the-job training, our rookie PDs and the viewers quickly get up to speed on the ins and outs of the job, meet important colleagues, and learn about their complicated relationships. They throw both armbands into a trash can. Slapstick comedy-musical -- not meant for kids. Although sometimes he gets scolded by the seniors PD, like Ye-jin and Joon-mo, Seung-chan still likes helping others in an awkward way. As in the film, the story concerns two theatrical producers who scheme to get rich by fraudulently overselling interests in a Broadway flop. With that in mind, Mel Brooks’ highly energetic effort never really had a chance with me, a viewer who’s generally opposed to all-out farcical, particularly in the shape of a screwball musical. Or maybe if you’re a viewer of KBS and like to watch a lot of shows from the channel, you can also put The Producer on your watch-list of dramas. He actually wanted to get into this job because of his senior in college that he likes, who is also a producer at KBS. To see it now is to understand that. Costumes designed by William Ivey Long. Later on, viewers will get to see the development of 2 Days 1 Night show, especially after Cindy and other artists enter the show as part of the main cast. However, Cindy continues to pursue an idol career and she becomes a solo artist after that. "Lady," he said, "it rose below vulgarity.". His performance in "The Producers" is a shade shy of a panic attack. Despite a comb-over that starts just above his collar line, he projects optimistic vanity, spitting on his hand to slick back his hair before Miss "Hold me! Like a parody of Brexit Britain, never has the 1967 comedy been more horribly pertinent than it … The four of them had a complicated relationship among them since one character had a one-sided crush on another character. About Episodes Subtitle team Reviews & Comments. When timid accountant Leo … PD Joon-mo is also close to PD Ye-jin’s brother, Ye-joon, who loves to sleep at his place sometimes. Scenery designed by Robin Wagner. Bialystock raises money for his productions by seducing checks out of little old ladies, who come to his office to fool around ("We'll play the innocent little milkmaid and the naughty stable boy!"). The popular music show in Korea where many idols promote their songs is one of the biggest shows from KBS. The good thing about The Producers is, the plot of the drama shows how the four main characters have some kind of link and are completely interconnected. This drama was aired from May 2015, until June 2015, on KBS2. Besides, you won’t get disappointed with the four characters’ acting skills. Their formula for failure is a musical named "Springtime for Hitler," with a dance line of jackbooted SS girls and lyrics like, "Don't be stupid, be a smarty! Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks. There seem to be a lot of struggle to keep the show running and get a high enough rating. Just like the title, The Producers is a Korean drama that tells the story of the life of producers. Seung-chan’s storyline with PD Ye-jin is also interesting to watch. It all starts after she meets Seung-chan, the producer of 2 Days 1 Night when she got a role as one of the main cast there. Synopsis. Theatre Review by Matthew Murray - July 19, 2003. Cha Tae-hyun is a senior actor that has already portrayed various roles in many movies and dramas, and he successfully acted as PD Joon-mo. However, it did start off very slow. Army Demand Apology From Jo Se-ho After His Treatment Of BTS’ Jungkook In ‘Flower... Full Profile of Vromance Members, and List of Songs. reviewedbymarkleonard says: October 26, … Complications arise when the show … The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s production of ‘The Producers.’ Photo by Matthew Randall. IU. "The Producers (2005)" Review "The Producers," a Golden Globe Nominee for Best Movie-Musical or Comedy, is one of the few films to work in Hollywood's recent apparent effort to remake every film known to man. The whole movie is pitched at that level of frenzied desperation, and one of the many joys of watching it is to see how the actors are able to control timing and nuance even while screaming. As a senior idol, she has a stubborn personality that makes it difficult for her to follow the rules. Gene Wilder worked with him again in the wonderful "Young Frankenstein" (also 1974), and Brooks has remained prolific; high points are "Silent Movie" (1976), with its narcissistic Burt Reynolds shower scene; the Hitchcock spoof "High Anxiety" (1977), where the tracking shot breaks a plate-glass window, and the underrated "Life Stinks" (1991), inspired by Preston Sturges' "Sullivan's Travels.". Leo spits into it, and then Max does. The movie's supporting stars became briefly famous after the movie came out, although none found equally funny material again. K-Drama Review: ‘The Producers’ the Most Anticipated Korean Drama of 2015 with... Let’s Check Out the Instagram Feed of Hwang Ha-na the Ex-fiancée of JYJ’s Yoochun. Well, if you’re curious about this drama and need a short but helpful review about it, you should definitely keep scrolling! You're not Mel Brooks.Twitter: @thelindsayellisSupport us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/lindsayellisSources: 1. For your information, he is also a regular cast of 2 Days 1 Night season 3. And being the head producer of Music Bank put her in a position where she couldn’t refuse Joon-mo’s plea for help and invite popular idols to his show. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Initial reviews for The Producers were not always kind, especially in Brooks' hometown of New York City. Mostel is so manic and barbarian, Wilder so panicked and hysterical, you wonder why spit didn't get on the camera lens. This leads to their great inspiration: Max will venture into "little old lady-land" and raise thousands of dollars more than they need for a production that will be guaranteed to fail. To see it for the first time in 1968, when I did, was to witness audacity so liberating that not even "There's Something About Mary" rivals it. It is typical of this movie that after he says the line, he takes off the belt and rips it to shreds. Channel-Korea is your Korean news, entertainment, music & fashion website. Mostel was a serious actor, a blacklist target, an intellectual. You might also get confused about which pair you want to ship together. It's not all hoopla! After that, he starts getting close to PD Ye-jin and always follows her around like a piece of gum. Reply. Mostel is so manic and barbarian, Wilder so panicked and hysterical, you wonder why spit didn't get on the camera lens. Like most of Brooks' films, "The Producers" is cheerfully willing to go anywhere for a laugh. You’ll also get interested in Cindy’s character development. However, even though she has a bold character, Seung-chan slowly falls in love with her as they both keep hanging out together very often. In the first episode, his car gets dented because of PD Ye-jin who opened her car’s door too harshly and hit the parked beside her car. She debuted as a member of a girl group called Pinky4, the group from Byun Entertainment that later on disbanded. Not only the drama had Cha Tae-hyun and Gong Hyo-jin, a senior actor and actress playing the main characters, but it also had Kim Soo-hyun and IU, the junior actor and actress playing the second main characters. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. And to be honest, I don't know why they even used to story of Seung Chan's one-sided love for Ji Yeon. The music and the dialogue make it into a punch line instead of just a surprise. The director, Susan Stroman, has brought the Broadway smash to the screen (where it began, almost 40 years ago) with cataclysmic results. In this drama, the show 2 Days 1 Night becomes less popular compared to the previous season. But then he starts learning to become a ‘pro’ producer. Just like the title, The Producersis a Korean drama that tells the story of the life of producers. It did not go unnoticed by critics that the film had two Jews creating a hack play about Adolf Hitler to swindle money out of … So basically, the both of them are fussy. PD Ye-jin, the character portrayed by Gong Hyo-jin, is the producer of Music Bank, a music show for idols to promote their songs on the same broadcasting TV. I remember finding myself in an elevator with Brooks and his wife, actress Anne Bancroft, in New York City a few months after "The Producers" was released. His performance here is a masterpiece of low comedy. From a pitch perfect portrayal of a flamboyant Hitler complete with a bedazzled swastika, to the emotional breakdown of an aspiring producer who misses his blanket, this musical is a good time. The original 1960s script/lyrics written by Mel Brooks, was truly ahead of its time. The Producers, billed as "the new Mel Brooks musical" to differentiate it from the film Brooks scripted and directed in 1968, is now song writer lyricist and co-librettist. However, as the story unfolds, Cindy’s character starts to develop. Broadway has got itself a genuine snap, crackle and pop hit. He is a long time friend of Tak Ye-jin. Get Closer With Jo Jung-suk (Profile, Girlfriend, Drama List, Movies, Ideal Type, and Plastic... Scandals and Controversies Involving iKON’s Junhoe, BTS Member’s Profile (Age, Birthdays, Religion, Height and Facts), Full Profile of BLACKPINK Members (Real Name, Age, Height and Weight), Before and After Blackpink Member’s Plastic Surgery. Main Cast. The producer team went through a hard time to maintain the show to not get canceled and replaced by another show. The Producers. To make a movie about such a musical was also in bad taste, of course. Shame the movie version of the musical did’t turn out as quirky and hilarious as the original. 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