FameThe four years in the lives of some students in one class, from their entrance audition to their graduation, at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts. Upon their entrance, the disparate group have a few things in common: they've got 'big dreams' and they 'want fame'.
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Directors of "Fame"Kevin TancharoenBirthdate: 23 April 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA
Creators of "Fame"Allison BurnettChristopher GoreBirthdate: 10 August 1944, Florida, USA
Critic Reviews of "Fame"Chicago ReaderOctober 02, 2009
The high school is so sanitized that there are no drugs, cutthroat competition, or-inconceivably for a theatrical milieu-no gay students.L.A. WeeklyOctober 01, 2009
Members of the class of '80 struggled to stay in school despite homelessness and crime; the greatest crisis in '09 finds a student's Sesame Street work schedule affecting her GPA.Time OutSeptember 30, 2009
There are enough hoary soap-operatic plottings for a thousand Gossip Girls (emotionally distant parents, almost-rapes, suicide attempts), yet Tancharoen individualizes each crisis so that no one character comes off as a mock-universal surrogate.At the MoviesSeptember 28, 2009
I don't mind the cornball and I don't mind the clichés, but I just think that the thing has to be executed a little better than this.Chicago TribuneSeptember 25, 2009
It's almost fatally modest. But it has a sweet spirit, and it offers only one true moment of inadvertent camp: a (lame) finale featuring an African dance routine completely at odds with all the white bread we've just been served.Globe and MailSeptember 25, 2009
There are six new songs in the remake, but not one makes any impact, or is likely to end up as the ring tone of 2010.Examiner.comSeptember 24, 2012
Kevin Tancharoen's remake of "Fame" is a flat, lifeless experience that is missing the emotion required to get us involved with the characters and their situations.7M PicturesJuly 21, 2012
This film showed a darker side of high school life and the performing arts. Some scenes are hard to watch, but that's because they are so real.ComingSoon.netMarch 22, 2011
The pageantry really is very nice, especially the dance numbers, but as soon as the music stops, so does Fame. It's not the worst remake ever made, it's not even really very bad, just stodgily, repressively mediocre.MoviedexOctober 29, 2010
Fails to make a significant mark.Film Freak CentralSeptember 28, 2010
absolutely shameless in its sadistic trotting-out of every single rabbit in the tiny teen-pageant top hat.CinemaBlend.comAugust 12, 2010
I'm gonna live forever? Fat chance.
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