In this film, the mysterious Kira (Olivia Newton-John) appears to assist and inspire a young artist, Sonny Malone (Michael Beck). When she helps him meet up with the rich Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly), the two join up together to create an artistic and business success, an unique club called "Xanadu." ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi
This movie, as camp as can be is fun and brings us all to a fantastic time that was abit off in fashion, but still has a soundtrack that will have you singing in your car. Anyway XANDADU deserves a second look as an adult, you might be suprised as to how much fun being goofy and liking the 80's camp can be.
If you're planning to see the musical "Xanadu" on Broadway (which is really, really fun!), watching this movie beforehand is a great idea so that you'll be familiar with the music. The music, Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly are all that's of value in the movie which is so bad that the Broadway production is actually a parody of it. Some of the acting is really painful to watch, but the music is great.
This movie I saw when I was 14. I FELL in love with it then. I watched it last year and thought it was so bad, but loved it JUST the same! This movie is a "classic," camp, retro, so 80's and Olivia is awsome ! A muse on roller scates?, HOW insanely AWSOME...LOL I love it!