The Fantasticks
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Two fathers spark a romance between their children by pretending to feud. Their deception weaves a tangled web when they enlist the aid of a mysterious traveling showman named El Gallo.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It provides an invaluable example of how not to make a movie out of a stage classic."
‑ Phil Hall, Film Snobbery
"It's a trifle, but was pleasantly presented and I found it to be an adequate though not a scintillating production."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Presents an inviting opportunity to 'try to remember' a cinematic art that has sadly been all but lost."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Truth to tell, it's exactly the kind of musical pointed out by people who say they just don't like musicals."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The movie musical is practically a dead horse in Hollywood, and The Fantasticks does little to kick it back to life."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"An underpopulated, cliched Romeo-and-Juliet affair that only comes to life during its song sequences."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"[S]imultaneously flat and cartoonish..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The musical scenes in The Fantasticks crackle with intimacy."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
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