Hello fellow movie goers from around the globe. Today’s “Classics Review” is a timeless Christmas film about the lives of family members leading up to “The 1904 World’s Fair.” The premise I’m referring to is from “Meet Me In St. Louis.”
First time I’ve heard of Meet Me In St. Louis, I was studying theater in high school from 9th to 12th Grade as I learn about acting, directing, musical numbers, except I never participated in choir because I’m not much of a good singer. I have to give credit to my school for introducing me to a variety of genres from the past and present as I appreciate specific legends like Bob Fosse (Cabaret, All That Jazz, Chicago) who later became one of my favorite filmmakers. If you wanna get to know Bob, I strongly recommend “Fosse/Verdon” available to stream on Hulu.
Today’s review does not contain no very important SPOILERS. I’m giving many of you a head start to watch Meet Me In St. Louis. Does it remain as a timeless Christmas classic since 1944? Let’s find out shall we?
Warm: Judy Garland & Margaret O’Brien both did an excellent job for their respective performances. It’s a shame Margaret hasn’t been around since this movie was out.
Vincente Minnelli did a fantastic job directing the film.
Fun Fact: For those who don’t know, Judy met Vincente on set. They later married and Liza Minnelli was born two years after the movie was released. Liza stated Meet Me In St. Louis is her favorite movie of all time. One more thing, Abigail Breslin confirmed it’s her favorite movie.
The Rest Of The Cast all did a decent job for their respective performances.
Cinematography was shot perfectly from start to finish without suffering from technical difficulties.
Songs are memorable such as the Oscar nominated Trolley Song and last but not least, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” What you didn’t know is in fact, the latter song was originally made for the movie. Today, it plays on radio stations during Christmas Month.
Cold: To be honest with you fellow movie goers, I couldn’t spot nothing wrong with this particular movie. I’ll give The Cast & Crew an Extra Point for making a flawless movie as possible.