Gigi

"Weak"

Gigi Review


Why doesn't Gigi disturb more people?

The premise: a wealthy Parisian (Louis Jourdan) is training a young girl (Leslie Caron) to be his mistress. He and his ribald uncle (Maurice Chevalier) even sing songs like "Thank Heaven for Little Girls." It's a musical about pedophilia -- and this is one of Hollywood's most glorified song-and-dance films. Even more bizarre is that Caron was 27 when she was tapped to play young Gigi. She looks like she's about 16.

I suppose people get caught up in the famous songs like "Ah Yes, I Remember It Well," the colorful location photography of Gay Paree, and zee out-RAY-juss Frahnch accents. Sad to say, Gigi is all style, and zilch in the way of substance.



Gigi

Facts and Figures

Run time: 115 mins

In Theaters: Monday 4th August 1958

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Arthur Freed Production

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Fresh: 21 Rotten: 7

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Starring: as Gigi, as Honoré Lachaille, as Gaston Lachaille, as Madame Alvarez, as Liane d'Exelmans, Jacques Bergerac as Sandomir, as Aunt Alicia, John Abbott as Manuel, as Young Lady with White Sunshade, Pat Sheehan as Blonde, Marie-Hélène Arnaud as Girl at Maxim's

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