V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011
Like the Dickens
Little thieves steal the showOliver! is a sad story.
But watching Oliver!, aside for a few key moments, isn’t sad. It’s heartwarming, and it’s sweet, and once the plot picks up and all the main actors are introduced, it’s pretty much fantastic. Such is the way of catchy songs and lovable characters—they obscure the grim and the grime.