Grease (1978) - Musical, Romance

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Good girl Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) and greaser Danny Zuko (John Travolta) fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

IMDB: 7.2
Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
Length: 110 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 39 out of 418 found boring (9.33%)

One-line Reviews (145)

For a musical it is tolerable, even if it has virtually no plot.

Anyway, all those times I previously watched it, I enjoyed it sooooo much, it for a while was my favorite movie.

Each song in this movie is catchy and easy to remember the words to; therefore making the movie even more enjoyable each time you watch it.

Lots of fun for all the family, very enjoyable...

With quality songs and stunning choreography throughout, Grease is full of style, culminating in the finale which as i said - is happy ending mode on speed.

This film is amazing in the way that it can get everybody up and dancing; you should have seen and heard our rousing rendition of "You're the One That I Want", it was beautiful.

That part makes the whole movie worth watching by itself.

Well, I was a tween in the late 70s, when pop culture was boring put flawlessly promoted, so people my age were force-fed bilge like "Grease" and swallowed it whole.

This works well as a nostalgic swing into the 1950s, with a sweet love story, there are mild elements of the dramas teenagers face, but more than anything there are plenty of toe-tapping songs to sing along and dance to, a highly enjoyable romantic musical.

And here is my brief opinion - a frustrating and boring musical.

And notwithstanding the driving off into the clouds satire at the end, why does an empty-headed strutting jerk like Danny get the girl because she has tossed her lot in as a tarty leather-clad T-boy groupie?

Yes it may be cheesy, yes it may be predictable.

Yet for those of us who can remember a time of fun, entertainment, enjoyment & free thinking, Grease is & will remain a sublme, exquisite peice of entertaining JOY!

There's a great mix of songs too; slow and very fast.

Entertaining, silly and cheesy/goofball late 70's "classic" musical about (supposedly) 1950's high school students.

Easily one of the worst movies ever made.

On the other hand, the movie is excruciatingly dull even skipping the sung parts.

In terms of achieving its goals – entertaining the audience, rocking us out, and putting a smile on our face – Grease does exactly what it says on the tin.

Enjoyable .

Of course, the ending of this story is predictable, and this is good.

rock'n roll, clothes, hair style,dance moves, cars, and even slang.. i really enjoy watching and recollecting memories out of this movie than a dull documentary one..2- musical:some of the best songs ever composed and performed were introduces in grease 1 .. actually the soundtrack alone is a very interesting masterpiece.

It all appears to be some sort of unpleasant caricature with a dull story and annoying characters I couldn't find any form of connection with, everything is without rhyme or reason.

But overall, "Grease" is very enjoyable, even when you factor in the awkward moments where the jaded looking actors trying to portray the young people crumble, and you realise that the story really is nothing special.

it's always there..eventually. it's amazingly entertaining movie, regardless dancing sketches which are not thoroughly done and/or dancers' movements which are not so synchronized .

YAWN… John Travolta (really) swinging Olivia Newton-John through the air?

As a movie, this story doesn't offer anything new, but it's still entertaining and you care about the characters which I find matters most.

Entertaining movie .

In a way, it's very confusing in the discrepancy between how cool Tavolta is in contrast to his suck up cronies, who are as nerdy as can be.

THe least enjoyable song and dance number was "Beauty school Dropout" because i thought it was an unneccesarry detour in the movie.

in an unnecessarily boring way where you realize what the whole point of the movie is at the end.

If you enjoy musicals, Grease is a great movie, even though it's decades old-nothing has changed over time, and the movie is as entertaining today as it was in 1978.

Boring .

Coming of age movies in high school are often a tough sell for me.

So overall this movie is enjoyable and gets 8/10 in my books

Overall, this is a great movie that is hugely enjoyable to watch, and if you haven't seen it already (where have you been for the last 20-something years??

Also there is a nice compelling story in general, even if it is slow in spots.

The few sequences that happen throughout the film (the dance off, the car race etc.) are boring and only function as stupid joints to set up the next musical act.

If you get bored, don't stop until you find the great "video" located near the end of the film - the "You're the One That I Want" duet performed by Newton-John and Travolta, driven by a pulsating bass line, is a terrifically sexy pop fire-starter from 1978.

I'm not into musicals at all, but grease is unique and stands the test of time, and just overall fun, entertaining and deals with serious issues in a fun manner.

There are some groovy dance moves here and was very entertaining to watch, just like the film itself.

Worst movie of all time .

The picture is filled with a light, romantic mood, which will completely freely disperse the melancholy of dull gray everyday life.

Watching "Grease" for a painful third time, I almost walked out.

What a collection of dumb empty kids.

It reflects that short period of exciting sexual frustration and freedom that society soon inoculates us against until we rediscover it somewhere around our mid-50's.

Grease stands as the greatest of all film musicals as, while possessing the requisite laughs, character, romance and song; it is also ironic and self-aware, which puts it way ahead of turgid and dated bores like "Carousel" and "South Pacific".

Like most musicals, Grease tells their audience the story through song engaging the audience.

This was a very entertaining movie and could be watched for years to come without losing any of that value since the main concepts are relevant to any time period.

With two of the best songs - "You're the one that I want" and "we go together" back to back with some stunning choreography and a real sense of chemistry between the energetic players, the ending leaves you feeling good - the happy gas is so strong it even makes the car fly into the sunset at the end!

Tiring music numbers and dull characters (except for Stockard Channing who steals the show as the leader of a group of would-be tough girls) make this one a tough pill to swallow.


Danny is 3D, he can be loving, self obsessed, a saviour and a winner, whereas Sandy to me is just a bore.

Combining the great performances and script with the perfectly synced dances and beautifully sung pieces only makes for a more enjoyable experience, especially with a musical nut such as myself.

While iconic aestival anthem "Summer Nights" made me have a blast (pun intended) and a few other songs were acceptably decent as well, the majority of the songs were either boring or pointless and contributed nothing of importance to the plot ("Beauty School Drop-Out" - what in the actual hell?

It was just plain boring.

I highly recommend it.

And near the end, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John dazzle and electrify with the snappy, pulsating sounds of "You're The One That I Want" ...

Otherwise it is fun, colourful, but totally empty.

Grease is a very enjoyable movie and, unlike the Sound of Music, where they break into song so often that it gets irritating, Grease is really good.

The most popular movie musical of all time is an entertaining film with enough fast numbers and thrills to keep you occupied.

Entertaining with a bad message .

A fascinating part of 20th century pop culture that makes you question if we have gone forward or backward as a society.

I really shouldn't waste the reader's time because they all know the story.

As far as musicals go (a genre that, I'll admit, I'm not a fan of), this is one of the most entertaining offerings, particularly because it doesn't take itself so seriously like so many modern musicals do.

As at the beginning the picture was dull and uninteresting - by the end it remained the same.

The subject is entertaining but the end is too predictable there is no real suspense.

Starting from a very simple script, we see the typical tough boy, Danny Zuko, (played masterfully by John Travolta) and his problems for combining his fame with his love for Sandy (played masterfully by the adorable Olivia Newton-John), with an agile rhythm, fun, unpretentious and really enjoyable.

Very stupid, countless stereotypes, and pretty dang predictable.

It spends the remainder of its duration trying to repeat the brilliance of "Summer Lovin'", and while it does manage to do so at times - with "Grease Lightnin'", in particular, it only just manages to be anything but dull, and by the conclusion, I breathed a sigh of relief that it was over.

It is always predictable the moment when they start to sing.

25 years later and it,s still worth watching.

Enjoyable musical with great cast .

It's just a formulaic love story set in the 50s around a bunch of high school students (most of which, incidentally, appear to be at least in their mid 30s -- some, like Riz, look about 50).

Overall this is a thoroughly enjoyable musical that has sheer nostalgic value and I'd undoubtedly like to see it time and time again.

I have tried to watch it a few times before, but always found it leaden and predictable.

Grease boasts what all successful movie musicals have: fun actors, an easy but not insignificant plot, and lots of enjoyable music.

It's hard to describe just how much I hate musicals, but I can just about tolerate this relatively enjoyable adaptation.

The cast is just so likeable and the dance routines so enjoyable, that you've just gotta go with the flow.

There's basically no story structure, the film is episodic and really kind of plot less.

Second, the comments regarding sending bad messages was bit confusing.

But even when your plot is predictable, all you need are catchy songs and memorable lyrics.

I guess if you like the whole nonsensical feeling of musicals and the bland white bread humor of Americas Funniest videos you would probably like this movie too...

This iconic musical/dramedy is campy, but kinetic and all-around entertaining.

Capitalizing on the tidal wave of Eisenhower-era nostalgia pervasive on both big and small screens at the time, it manages to be stridently artificial and mindlessly entertaining at the same time, although it still boggles the mind that it has had such an afterlife, including sing-along versions playing at art-house movie theaters.

If you enjoy musicals than Grease is a great film, even though it is decades old- nothing has changed with the passage of time, and the film is as entertaining today as it was in 1978.

Most of them have failed miserably to try and hide the lack of plot or horrible acting, leaving them as cinema failures who only the eight year old girls will like.

I don't know what inspired me to see Grease but one day I just thought 'I want to see Grease' so I hired it, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it.

What makes this movie enjoyable are the song and dance numbers.

Randal Kleiser's Grease is a very entertaining high school all the way from start to finish, the movie tells the story of a good girl named Sandy who falls in love with a greaser named Danny over the summertime and then find out that they both are in the same high school.

Enduringly popular, always fresh and fun to watch, and a real sing-along favourite, Grease is vastly entertaining if nothing else.

I didn't like it as much as you did Nirmal, but I enjoyed it like you for the songs, happiness and for the fact that there are no unnecessary twists.

So to summate: It is junk - it made millions - it is camp - it cemented Travolta a star - it is cliché - it gave Newton-John her fifteen minutes - it is silly - it made film soundtrack history.

I suppose it's a mildly entertaining movie of generally brainless drivel (50's greaser stereotype rebellion), with a few catchy tunes.

The music is catchy, the actors are pretty good and the story behind the music is also entertaining..

The frequency to which these performances are embedded into the narrative were well paced, despite the slower and less memorable second act.

maybe the worst movie what made in 70s.

Travolta has made a career of looking comfortable in ridiculously contrived circumstances, and as Danny Zuko, he's perfectly believable belting out an angst-drenched torch song in front of an animated hot dog jumping into a bun.

Even though the overall film is entertaining, the theme presented is controversial for teenage girls.

Everything seems to be monotonous, sometimes crumpled, torn, and most importantly - uninteresting.

A fun and exciting movie for everyone!

That's kind of pathetic when you factor in at least two yawn-worthy songs (about 6 minutes) and the film seems less of a musical and more of a chore.

While the plot is a little iffy, it somehow pulls through probably because of all those entertaining dance/sing sequences.

As a result, we have a boring musical with cult status, with a simple and memorable story, great atmosphere and aesthetics of the fifties, famous songs and magnificent dances.

The acting is great, with the whole cast appearing to have a very enjoyable time making the movie, which adds to the whole 'fun' feel of the movie!

Phony situations, lazy plotting, forced tension, pretentious drama and most of all a naive and ignorant knowledge of teenage culture at the time combine to make this the perfect 'false nostalgia' film (ie.

However, don't waste your time on Grease 2, which was a huge disappointment.

The story was idiotic and boring.

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John lead a great cast of characters as Danny and Sandy, and its simply entertaining from the word go.

I think that the ending was so cliché.

Grease was a musical we did at my high school, and it'sjust a quality production that's hugely enjoyable.

The songs are all well staged and enjoyable.

"Grease" is a movie that i can watch over and over again and it's still entertaining.

Set in the 1950's California this entertaining musical not only has good songs that go with it, the movie also has some funny parts as well.

Tedious and predictable complications ensure.

Kleiser has a good sense of focus and more than likely this film would have seemed rambling and pointless without him.

The songs, save for the obscenity-sprinkled "Greased Lightning," are pretty bland and sound like overproduced cover versions of 50's R&R, plus, the musical sequences in the film are utter yawns to a generation raised on the jump-cut editing of MTV.

Young Stockard Channing, looking the same but younger, provides some "bad girl" bite and spite to offset the bland Olivia Newton-John.


I really don't know - Grease just has this amazing quality that makes it watchable, ridiculous yet somehow believable, and most of all, downright entertaining!

Enjoyable and adorable .

Well worth watching.

Capitalizing on the tidal wave of Eisenhower-era nostalgia pervasive on both big and small screens at the time, it manages to be stridently artificial and mindlessly entertaining at the same time, although it still boggles the mind that it has had such an afterlife, including sing-along versions playing at art-house movie theaters.

For me it's just fun and enjoyable.

Probably the worst movie ever .

but it was a youth phenomenon and a smash hit with my generation, and for some reason i ended up going back to the movies three times to see it (mostly dragged there by other kids).

Engaging musical about friendship and memories that will remind viewers why "grease" is the word.

Directed by Randal Kleiser (The Blue Lagoon, Flight of the Navigator, It's My Party) made an entertaining Comedy/Musical set in the High-School teenager life of the late 1950's.

HSM and many others may have a great commercial success for kids, but its Grease which truly makes a cheesy school musical enjoyable for the whole family.

Thoroughly entertaining from beginning to end.

One of the best (and most enjoyable) musicals.

She just plays her as a bore a little too much.

On the whole "Grease" is an enjoyable film.

Iconic & hugely entertaining.

A good girl meets a bad boy or a Boring and disappointing cult musical with cult status .

As entertaining as the dance, song, cheesey sketches, etc. etc. are, the ultimate message of Grease is a bit disturbing.

empty-headed 50s pastiche .

I have watched this movie over and over ever since i was a little girl and i still cant forget this movie, its so enjoyable.

)The music is fun and everybody is throwing themselves around having the time of their lives - but this just a set of pop video's linked by a plot that seems to want to get in every 50's teen movie cliché it can think of.

Highly energetic and enjoyable adaptation of the hit stage musical sees "summer lovers" Danny (Travolta) and Sandy (Newton-John) re-united for the last year of high school.

The only confusing thing about the film is that Sandy (played by Olivia Newton- John) always tries to end her relationship with Danny and she still keeps on going on back to him I mean if you are going to break up with somebody just do it.

A superb movie enjoyable by everyone .

It's a testament to the original musical's songs and the stunning vocals of Newton-John and Travolta.

This movie is a must see for a slice of 50's pop culture, a truly enjoyable musical, and doesn't take itself serious at all.

The movie is perfectly entertaining.

Grease boasts what all successful motion picture musicals have: likable stars, a simple but not trivial plot, and a lot of enjoyable music.