The Producers

The Producers
The Producers
  • PG-13
  • 2h 14m
  • 2005
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Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick return to their award-winning roles in the hilariously funny film of the record-breaking Broadway smash-hit. Scheming producer Max Bialystock (Lane) and his mousy accountant, Leo Bloom (Broderick), discover that under the right circumstances they could make more money by producing a Broadway flop than they can with a hit. But what will they do when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise sensation? Co-starring sexy Uma Thurman and comedy genius Will Ferrell, The Producers is a fun-filled, side-splitting comedy.

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Critics Consensus: Despite the rich source material, The Producers has a stale, stagy feel more suited to the theater than the big screen.
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Common Sense Says
Long, too-faithful film of stage musical.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film includes broad physical and what might be termed "vaudevillian" humor: ethnic, gay, and sex jokes, with language that might need explanation for younger viewers ("I shall take your virginity!" "You had to schtupp every little old lady in New York..."). The film also makes fun of a neurotic man's blanket fixation, Nazis/Hitler, prison, accountants, and actors ("Kill all ze actors!"). Since the movie is a satire, only kids old enough to recognize the movie's tongue in cheek references should see it.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:December 16, 2005
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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