Talent lifts Fame above ordinary
A REMAKE of the Oscar-winning classic, Fame, is the story of students who've been accepted into the exclusive New York School of Performing Arts.
In an intensely competitive and creative environment, students in various disciplines practice and perform in the hope of becoming famous.
Some don't have the talent to make a career out of it, and those who do face some tough choices.
Lacking any real storyline or character development beyond shallow introductions and cliche semi-plots, the shining star of this film is the performances.
The dancing, music and singing in Fame is superb.
Naturi Naughton is the standout as Denise, a classical pianist turned singer.
Her piano solo in the first half of the film was fantastic and no doubt her big voice will take her places.
Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) has a fun role as a hip teacher and Kelsey Grammer plays Mr Cranston, the piano instructor.
Despite it's lacklustre backbone, Fame is worth a watch for the talented displays of the performers.Fame
Starring : Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Kay Panabaker, Bebe Neuwirth, Naturi Naughton
Director: Kevin Tancharoen
Reviewer: Megan Lewis
Rating: * * *