Is a movie based on a musical based on a movie which centers around a fictional play named “Springtime for Hitler.” Got it?
The movie came out Christmas of last year, and if you didn’t see it, you missed something special. You can rectify that by picking up the DVD at your local retailer. I managed to see it Christmas Day and it was good fun for everyone in the theatre. All eight of us.
It’s a Mel Brooks comedy, but it is also a love letter to the movie musicals of bygone eras. You’re looking at dance numbers, dress changes for no apparent reason, fancy lighting, and people bursting into song at the appropriate moments.
Not a dry minute, either.