Meet Me In St. Louis is definitely one of the most lovable family musicals of all time. This film brings that The Sound Of Music/It's A Wonderful Life sort of feeling to it because of the adorable family songs and with being close to family around Christmas time. This film really climbed up high on my expectations for it. It was an almost perfect musical which is very rare for me. I love musicals but there are only seven musicals (including Meet Me In St. Louis) that I would refer as almost perfect. The story was just like a real pleasure to watch. It is a very heartwarming story that has events within it that takes deep consequences. The feeling of watching Meet Me In St. Louis made me not only watch more classic musicals but to also try and become a fan of Judy Garland.
Judy Garland delivers a performance that takes its rightful place on one of my top musical performances. Judy has always been awesome in musicals but I think this is her best one. She was a lot different as Esther Smith than she was as Dorothy Gale because Judy was really striking in Meet Me In St. Louis in which she was anyway. Some people find her really weird looking and I do sort of understand what they mean about that. Her performance was bright, lively, delightful and even inspiring to witness in which she was all four of them to me. She was also very charming which brings a lot of spice towards the character. Esther is a young 17 year old girl who lives with her mother, father, grandfather and three sisters in a detached house in St. Louis. When she first sees her next door neighbour John Truett the romance begins. Their love and how and where they met reminded me a lot of Holly and Fred's love in Breakfast At Tiffany's. I thought this film was better than The Wizard Of Oz which makes Meet Me In St. Louis Judy Garland's best film of the ones that I have seen so far.
Vincent Minnelli directed Meet Me In St. Louis a lot like how George Cukor directed My Fair Lady. Vincent not only made this a beautiful inspiring musical but also a beautiful Christmas film because most of it is set around Christmas days. It is more of a film based around Christmas not a film about Christmas. The songs were written really well with a creative style. They were dancing songs not only just singing songs. Some of the songs lyrics would be awesome sing-alongs.
This is one of my favourite musicals of all time. Singin' In The Rain is still the musical of the 1950s. This is one of my favourite films of the 1950s. It is my favourite Judy Garland film from the ones I have seen from her thus far. I enjoyed the Wizard Of Oz more but Garlands acting is better in Meet Me In St. Louis. Meet Me In St. Louis is a really beautiful musical masterpiece that is a certain recommendation to those who love classic films.