Topsy-Turvy

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Universal Pictures Released 2000

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Topsy-Turvy

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Director:
Mike Leigh
Released:
2000
Rating:
R
Topsy-Turvy tells the story of Arthur Gilbert (Allan Corduner) and William Sullivan (Jim Broadbent) who, after their production of "Princess Ida" tanks, start a cold war that threatens to end their long-lasting partnership -- but friends and associates work overtime to bring them back together. The result is their classic play "The Mikado." Mike Leigh's thoughtful musical comedy-drama garnered four Academy Award nominations and won for costume design and makeup.

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  • 90

    The New York Times

    One of those films that create a mix of erudition, pageantry and delectable acting opportunities, much as "Shakespeare in Love."

  • 90

    Variety

    This beautifully crafted and lively romp around the 1880s stage world should enjoy its longest life as a vid classic.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A bit longer than it might be, a bit more attached to its digressions than we might wish. But the length does encourage the feeling that we've been through the whole creative proce...

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Arts, Comedy, Drama, Music

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Musicals, Biography, Showbiz, Dramedy, Independent