Funny Girl

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 1968

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Director:
William Wyler
Released:
1968
Rating:
G
Funny Girl is a musical film, released on September 19, 1968. The film is based on a novel by the same name. Set in New York City, Funny Girl follows the story of actress Fanny Brice (Barbara Streisand) and her relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein. The film begins in the pre-World War II era and ends after the war has finished. In the beginning of the film, Fanny Brice is a teenager, aiming to become a comedian. After her first performance, she meets Nicky Arnstein. As Fanny becomes famous, her relationship with Nicky begins to flourish. Nicky marries Fanny after winning big during a poker game. They have a daughter and move to a big house. Nicky becomes involved in illegal activities and ends up being imprisoned. When Nicky is released, will Fanny take him back or has she had enough of his gambling issues? Funny Girl continues to be one of the classic films of all time.

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    The musical biography of comedian Fanny Brice emerges as a true classic, as enthralling as the day it was released in 1968. It is a superb example of Hollywood craftsmanship in whi...

  • 100

    New York Daily News Jami Bernard

    You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.

  • 80

    Variety

    Barbra Streisand in her Hollywood debut makes a marked impact.

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    Arts, Drama, Music

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    Historical, Love & Romance, Musicals, Biography