Topsy-Turvy
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Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Topsy-Turvy
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After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the way to "The Mikado," one of the duo's greatest successes.

Release Date:September 3, 1999
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Genres:Comedy, Drama, Music
Production Company:Newmarket Capital Group, Goldwyn Films, The Greenlight Fund, Thin Man Films
Production Countries:United Kingdom, United States of America
Director:Mike Leigh
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Plot Keywords:prostitute, musical, biography, telephone call, cigar smoking, drink,  gilbert and sullivan, gilbert and sullivan's princess ida, piano duet, lyricist, exhibition
  • Thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying.
    February 1, 2000

    This period film is unique in that the writer/director chose not to invent some contrived plot to push the movie along. It is as if we are simply witness at crucial points during normal goings on in the lives of Gilbert and Sullivan during the late 1800's. I found it fascinating and was not aware of the length (almost 3 hours) during the picture.

    If you have ever been in a musical, have a love of theater, or have any interest in the 1800's, you must see this film. From the superb acting, to the set design (amazing accuracy), to the technique - this film is a gem to behold.