A movie weak on plot but high on artistic expression leaves me bored.
American Film Institute Ranking: #68/100
Academy Awards: Nominated for eight winning four including Best Picture.
I find Gene Kelly super talented, but it wasn’t enough to carry this movie.
Winner of Best Picture in 1951, “An American in Paris” is more about the celebration of the arts than a cohesive movie. The plot and characters in this movie start out having much to do with one another, like you would expect. By the end, however, the characters are merely props to be inserted into the next dance number.