The Boy Friend
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The Boy Friend began life as Sandy Wilson's small-scale pastiche of British musical comedies of the 1920s. When the play was brought to America in 1954, its star was the teenage Julie Andrews. Because The Boy Friend requires a minimum of sets, props, and costumes, it has become a favorite of amateur theater groups throughout the world. But director Ken Russell, notorious for his onscreen excesses, abandoned the film's simplicity. He fashioned a humongous parody of the Busby Berkeley film musicals of the 1930s, staged on a scale that made Berkeley seem stylistically modest. Fashion… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"More a lesson in style (Ken Russell) than anything memorable, even with Twiggy."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"for restored director's cut"
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"Ken Russell's film version of the popular stage musical is, as expected, extravagant and campy in style, but it has charm and fashion model Twiggy shows interesting screen presence."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Delirious, hilarious, visually dazzling"
‑ Shane Burridge, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"One of the filmmaker's most captivating and stylish works -- and the only one of his films to ever receive a G rating."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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