Movies: And All That Jazz

The movie musical gets a shot in the arm--and the chest--in a rollicking big-screen version of Chicago

Renee Zellweger never thought she had much of a future as a song-and-dance gal. "In fifth grade," she recalls, "when the music teacher picked people to sing, I wasn't invited." But that was only the beginning. "I didn't make the musical in college," she says ruefully. Even as she mentions this poignant fact--between takes on a Toronto sound stage--she is surrounded by chorines with sequins on their shoes and feathers in their hair who are getting ready to sing and dance behind her.

And now the woman who didn't make her college musical just may play a pivotal role in reviving...

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