As someone with great respect for the theater, this film is both satisfying in content and interesting in terms of the theater techniques that were utilized in the actual making of it.I do not need to list the enormously wonderful cast of this movie. I will say that most (if not all) of their performances were flawless and the characters are brilliantly depicted (both the real and fictional ones). The themes of capatalism, art, morality, prostitution, unions, etc, etc, are all well balanced with comedic moments, serious moments, tender moments, and just an all around high amount of energy.
Each scene flowed one into the other. Even with the many characters and the many sub-stories, everything remained clear, coherent, purposeful and constantly entertaining.
It would be unfair to pick a certain actor/performer out of this piece and write about them because every person from the leads down to the extras added something to this movie. I am not exaggerating when I say the extras. In the performance scene especially, it is at least a third their energy and natural response that makes the segment as powerful as it is.
The talent is everywhere you look. Even in terms of the cinematography which is unique in it's long takes and well-incorporated movement. This is definitely a film with substance and beauty. It has many many wonderful moments and it's worth every dollar you spend on it.You'll leave feeling . . . wonderful.