Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway musical is brought to the big screen with all its extravagance intact. It's about the short life of Eva Peron, first lady of Argentina during the 1940's-1950's. This rock opera has fantastic music with a little tweaking here and there done from its original 70's soundtrack to appeal to a 90's audience with a new song added. Madonna was a fine choice to play the title character and Antonio Banderas, though not the best singer in the world, surprises everyone and does a magnificent job as Che. One of the few mainstream musicals produced in the 90's (I think the only other one was Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You" in 1996).

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Vicoria Sus, Julian Littman, Olga Merediz, Laura Pallas, Julia Pallas, Julia Worsley, Maria Lujan Hidalgo, Servando Villamil, Andrea Corr

Directed by:

Alan Parker.


1996 musical/biography

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: A-

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