The Producers is a 2005 American comedy-musical film directed by Susan Stroman. The film stars Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, and Will Ferrell. The film is an adaptation of the 2001 Broadway musical, which in turn was based on the 1968 film of the same name starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, and AndrÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©as Voutsinas. It was produced and distributed domestically by Universal Pictures and distributed overseas by Columbia Pictures. The flop musical "Funny Boy" (based on William Shakespeare's Hamlet) opens - and closes ("Opening Night"). Afterward, Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick) arrives at the office of the show's washed up producer, Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane). Max has hired Leo Bloom as his accountant. While studying Max's books, Leo inadvertently inspires Max to gain more money with a flop than a hit by putting on a show that is certain to fail at the box office after collecting an excessive amount of money from their backers and cleverly changing their accounts, leaving them with $2,000,000 to spend. At first, Leo refuses to participate. Max, who cannot change the books himself, attempts to coax Leo into the scheme ("We Can Do It"), but Leo still
Release Date: December 16, 2005
Runtime: 2 hr 14 min
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I enjoyed The Producers. It isn't quite as good as the original movie from back in the day but overall it is still quite funny. It is a musical, but not your predictable kind of musical. It being written by Mel Broks, you can expect some irreverence and quirky characters.
I don't recall there being much language, and I don't recall any nudity either. It is primarily songs and talk about sex that puts this one in PG-13 territory.April 22nd, 2013 · Details
A fun adaptation of the original. Musical numbers are funny and well done. Broderick and Lane aren't quite Wilder and Mostel and don't quite hit the mark when copying the originals, but the places they make their own and the new material is wonderful.April 1st, 2013 · Details