Premise: A Woman Becomes Obsessed With Dancing While Conflictingly Falls For A Man.
Starring: Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, and Anton Walbrook.
My Reaction: I love (love) Black Swan, of which was always compared to this. I love Hans Christian Andersen, who wrote the original story that inspired this. Here, however, I couldn't have cared less. I was bored out of my mind (so bored I even actually fell asleep at one point). I cared absolutely nothing for the characters, their motivations, the story, or the acting. The music was good. And there's a bit about halfway through the film (about an hour and 10 minutes in) where, for a good 15 minutes, it seems like somebody slipped me some drugs while they actually perform the Red Shoes ballet. That part was interesting. Everything else... no care whatsoever. I know it won two Oscars and is considered one of those "perfect/flawless" classics. And somebody else just might think that. I don't. And I really don't care to watch it again, or to go back and catch the short bit I missed while unconscious. Sorry.