This Best Picture-winning adaptation of the Broadway hit is more of a traditional musical than, say, Moulin Rouge, but its stars make up for any lack of cinematic invention. As nightclub singers turned murderers in jazz-era Chicago, Renee Zellweger and Catherine
Zeta-Jones attack their roles as if the movie were a last-chance audition. Zeta-Jones brings a throaty ferocity to the part of established jazz singer Velma Kelly, while Zellweger, as the fame-hungry Roxie Hart, channels no one less than Marilyn Monroe. Just watch the word booze
drip from her lips.