Catherine Zeta-Jones 'Chicago' 2002
Musicals are sometimes annoying, but "Chicago" doesn't fall into that category in the slightest. Catherine Zeta-Jones is at her absolute best as Velma Kelly in this provocative musical where the women are criminals and the men are slimeballs who deserved to die. Alongside Renee Zellweger and Queen Latifah, Zeta-Jones shows off her singing and acting chops, making sure everyone knows she can be more than a pretty face.
The soundtrack is amazing in this movie, but above that, Zeta-Jones exudes female confidence and power; she doesn't take anything from anybody. Her sister and her husband were cheating behind her back, so she killed them and is now working to get herself out of prison by playing the sweet and innocent card. The film, made from a Broadway musical, plays on stereotypes: the innocent woman, the slimeball man and the slippery lawyer. As much as I hate perpetuating stereotypes, this movie shows people what happens when you follow them, and how if a person plays to them they can get away with anything. Don't miss this film because it's a musical; it's definitely worth the constant singing and dancing breaks.