1971, academy award nominated musical screening in Acton. Starring Oliva Newton John and John Travolta. Critically acclaimed.
About the Film
Grease is a musical romantic comedy that is based on a 1971 musical of the same name by Jim Jacbos and Warren Casey. The film was written by Bronte Woodard, adapted by Allan Carr and directed by Randal Kleiser. Released on June 16, 1978, Grease was successful both critically and commercially, becoming the highest–grossing musical ever at the time.
The soundtrack album was the second–best–selling album of the year in the United States. The single “hopelessly devoted to you” earned an oscar nomination at the 51st Academy Awards. In 2020, the film was regarded as “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” by the United States National Film Registry.
Olivia Newton John
Sonny la Tierri
Charming, Sweet, and Wonderful!
1978's Grease, in many eyes, is a classic film. It is adored by all ages, and it seemingly passes down from generation to generation with love. This is one of the first movies I remember that have a sense of nostalgia. This movie plays well with the baby boomers because it hearkens back to the 1950's, when love was swamped in innocence. This movie got the feel of the 1950's correct. The actual songs are 1970's rock' n' roll style, and they are wonderful songs. The tone of the movie is upbeat, fun, and innocent. It may be somewhat predictable, but the movie itself was made well.
One of the best and most enjoyable musicals!
Good old fashioned knuckle–headed comedy and toe–tapping tunes that will have you dancing and singing along to “Greased Lightning,” the dance contest's hyper–paced “Hand Jive” sequence and the closer “We Go Together.” A film I've seen probably a hundred times and never tire of.