Topsy Turvy

* * 1/2*

Mike Leigh directs this period piece about Gilbert and Sullivan and the creation of their most famous comic opera, The Mikado. Timothy Spall, Alison Steadman, Jim Broadbent and Lesley Manville star.

Capsule Review: Interesting, but way overlong. The first hour of Topsy Turvy could have been severely trimmed, and wouldn't have been missed. This one's an easy call for Gilbert and Sullivan fans (go see it), but others needn't rush as quickly. The performances are first rate, throughout.

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Cassius (anonymous)"Topsy Turvy"
08/14/99 11:43 AM"Topsy Turvy" (a title you repeat twice), will be coming to us from USA Films.

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