The idea that, in the 20 years since CABARET, STEPPING OUT is only Liza Minnelli's second movie musical seems like a sick joke. What's even more amazing is that, despite this vacuum, Minnelli has managed to grow as an icon. STEPPING OUT, while by no means the masterpiece of CABARET or the
chance-taker of NEW YORK, NEW YORK, presents itself well, and presents Liza in full legendary form.
Mavis Turner (Minnelli) is a former Broadway chorine who never got her break but got close ("I even auditioned for Bob Fosse once.") before falling in love with Patrick (Luke Reilly) and abandoning the Great White Way to try to make it on his terms, singing country music to his ...