Roxie hungers for stardom but ends up in the slammer, where superstar Velma is doing time for shooting her cheating husband. When Velma's lawyer makes Roxie a tabloid sensation, he sets up a musical catfight between the all-too-willing rivals.
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- Rob Marshall
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 2003 BAFTA®
- 2003 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)
- Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
- Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
- 2003 Academy Award®
- Best Picture
- Best Film Editing
- Best Art Direction
- Best Costume Design
- Best Sound
- Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta-Jones
- Best Actress nominee: Renée Zellweger
- Best Cinematography nominee
- Best Director nominee: Rob Marshall
- Best Writing Adapted Screenplay nominee
- Best Supporting Actor nominee: John C. Reilly
- Best Music Song nominee
- Best Supporting Actress nominee: Queen Latifah
PG-13Sexual content and dialogue, violence and thematic elements
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; deleted scenes; behind-the-scenes featurette.
French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this Academy Award winner has some strong language and sexual references and situations, briefly explicit. A possible pregnancy by a lover is an element of the plot. All characters are amoral, even sleazy in this satire. Lots and lots of smoking. The "merry murderesses" discuss their killings without remorse. The one innocent character is hanged, shown in shadow.
- Sexual Content
- Roxy claims she was being raped when she shot her lover, then faked a pregnancy. We see her scantily clad in bed. Dancers wear very little for most musical numbers.
- One song is about murders commited that landed women in the slammer. One woman says she killed her husband simply because he popped his gum too loudly. An innocent woman is hanged, shown in shadow.
- Strong language.
- Social Behavior
- Glorifies the "merry murderesses," but in a very clever, satirical way -- too clever for young audiences to grasp. Velma and Roxy are obsessed with fame and kill without remorse. Billy is the epitome of a slimy lawyer out for himself. The press are easily misled. However, the cast is racially diverse and Queen Latifah plays a strong female character.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Drinking and a lot of smoking.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it