One of the greatest comedians of all time, Jack Benny created an image for himself as he went from rags to riches. Starting out as a teenager selling dime store cards at the corner store, he honed his act as he became known as the “Benny the Flushi” of his day. Combining humor and acrobatics to make some of the most memorable shows in history, he became a master of exaggeration, creating characters that would amuse anyone.
Growing up during the late 1800s, P.T. Barnum exhibits a natural talent for advertising and publicity, selling expensive lottery tickets at age twelve. After attempting several jobs at different jobs, P.T. Barnum turns to show business in order to indulge his endless imagination, growing from nothing to form the greatest showman of his time. Beginning with his unsuccessful tour of England, Barnum negotiates the rough seas to make his way to New York City. There he launches into the Broadway stage, staging his own shows and selling tickets. With dazzling popularity, Barnum is soon known as the “King of Swing” and the “American Pharaoh.” Featuring an endless series of brilliant one-liners and hilarious stunts, Barnum leaves his mark on the world.
The Greatest Showman makes its mark on the entertainment industry by combining music, dance, gymnastics, and acrobatics. Set to hip hop and jazz music, The Greatest Showman engages the audience in a high-powered show that leaves them breathless. With original and familiar tunes, this film is a must have for anyone interested in both music and comedy. An exhilarating, entertaining and suspenseful film, The Greatest Showman is the first film you should see if you haven’t seen it.
When the circus comes to town, things get out of hand as two sets of mischievous circus clowns try to steal the spotlight. When the unthinkable occurs and the big top is damaged, a band of traveling circus clowns take over the streets, destroying everything in their path. With the circus leaving town, two unlikely friends band together to save the top, and the life of the young woman who holds the key to their success. When the Circus Panic takes over San Francisco, the city finds itself in dire straights, but a determined band of freedom fighters lead the citizens to a final stand.
Charlton Heston plays the title role of the title role, which earned him a second Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Playing the volatile John Belushi, Heston brings the character to life in a captivating performance. Heston’s energetic onscreen presence carried the script from one end to the other, where he was able to show off his terrifically physical acting skills. The late Christopher Reeve, who played the role of the smooth-talking John Lennon, is also one of the best film actors of all time, and this film owes its achievement to him.
Although The Greatest Showman was not a very good film in the past, but it has since become one of the best films of the 1990s. director Rob Reiner makes up for his previous films with this one and puts a modern-day spin on the original tale. Although the lead characters don’t have much in common, the storyline is very entertaining and the acting is dynamic. The story may be a little far-fetched, but the overall content is very intelligent and timely. The film contains some very memorable one-liners, which make it a fun watch.
The film’s plot revolves around a young boy (played by Jeff Daniels), who lives with his family in a small town. One night, he and his friend stumble upon a huge circus called the Greatest Showman. The show begins with circus performers on their way to a local nightclub where the boss is waiting for them. They’re about to get into the club when the circus’s conductor suddenly trips them. The two boys are taken to the circus under the assumed names of “Strapes” and “Basset”.
In an interesting sequence, the boys find themselves sitting on the set of the Greatest Showman when it suddenly dawns on them that their real family lives in a small house on the edge of the city. This part of the film is very funny because Reiner does a great job at highlighting the strange circumstances surrounding the family’s situation. The film also chronicles the mischievous antics of the circus’s ringmaster who likes to take the best out of everyone.