Director: Norman Jewison
Original Release: 1973
Choice: Purple Penguin's
My Overall Rating: 4 stars out of 5
While we are not a religious family, listening to JCS during Holy Week is a long-standing tradition at our house. As such, our daughter is well-acquainted with the show. We finally saw it on stage this past fall at the high school in the town where I work. It was a daring choice for a public high school for both political and artistic reasons but they pulled it off beautifully, even finding a boy to sing the Caiaphas part. Today, watching the movie was a fine way to celebrate Easter morning.
I am sure the religious elements bother a lot of people but I love JCS. The story can drag a bit between the big musical numbers but overall, it's a highly enjoyable film.